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October 7, 1950

The Yearbook of Psychoanalysis. Volume V, 1949

JAMA. 1950;144(6):507. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920060069042

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This book is a sifting and collection of papers by outstanding psychoanalysts presented as being of greatest significance and interest in recent years. Several papers are reprinted from journals such as "The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Psychosomatic Medicine and from the book "Searchlights on Delinquency." A symposium on "Evaluation of Therapeutic Results," by Oberndor, Greenacre and Kubie, is of particular interest.

Other valuable inclusions are a discussion of the "Theory of Life and Death Instincts," by Franz Alexander; a presentation of the dynamics underlying "Addiction and Alcoholism," by Ernst Simmel, and "The Analytic Treatment of Major Criminals," by Melitta Schmideberg.

In the matters touched on, this collection of 22 papers appears well representative of the forefront of thinking in psychoanalytic psychology today.

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