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April 28, 1945

A New German-English Psycho-Analytical Vocabulary

JAMA. 1945;127(17):1161. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860170073032

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Glossary of Technical Terms for Beginning Students in Abnormal Psychology, Mental Hygiene and Medical Social Service.  Compiled by Calvin P. Stone, Professor of Psychology, Stanford University. Paper. Price, 25 cents. Pp. 15. Stanford University, Calif.: Stanford University Press; London: Oxford University Press, 1944.Almost from the first the psychoanalysts developed a jargon of their own which makes their terms difficult for the average physician. This "New German-English Psycho-Analytical Vocabulary" will not help very much in making an undertsanding easier. It seems rather to be even more confusing, since it depends largely on the German language and translates most of the German terms into English by giving the same term over as if it were English. The terms that are not thus translatable are easily found in any German-English dictionary.The student of neurology and psychiatry will find the fifteen page "Glossary of Technical Terms" with a selection of terms for

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