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Each year there are just a few volumes that achieve eminence and represent a unique contribution. This volume is in such a category. Not only does this text stimulate and enlighten the reader, but it is a serendipitous experience in personality development. There is a blending of clinical and theoretical papers dealing with childhood and adolescence.
The papers are written lucidly, and only rarely is one trapped by technical jargon. Such diverse topics as functioning of the mind, archaic thinking in schizophrenia, and learning disabilities are woven into a glittering psychoanalytic fabric. It is a text that will appeal to those who are intrigued with the metaphysics of personality development, yet the practical minded physician will enjoy the clinical gems that are concerned with pathological development and clinical application.
This is a reference book that will be constantly used and will satisfy the most exacting reader.
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