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It is becoming more and more difficult to keep up with the mountain of literature published in medicine each year. The editors of this remarkable series have gathered the salient material in the field of dynamic psychiatry into a cogent and readable text.
One is amazed that the editorial board could not only masterfully edit 280 significant papers but also could coordinate these diverse papers into a unified reference volume. This is not a collection of abstracts but a perceptive introduction into recent research in theoretical and clinical psychoanalysis.
The volume is broad in scope and generally unbiased. Such pregnant themes as methodology, instinctual development, child psychiatry, mythology, literature, arts, and education are scrutinized under the analytic microscope. It reports the good and bad with little editorializing in a language devoid of technical jargon.
When one considers the paucity
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