October 1951

Freud: Dictionary of Psychoanalysis.

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Edited by Nandor Fodor and Frank Gaynor, with preface by Theodore Reik. Price, $3.75. Pp. 220. Philosophical Library, Inc., 15 E. 40th St., New York 16, 1950.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1951;82(4):507-508. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1951.02040040525015

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This book presents in glossary form the basic terms of psychoanalysis as defined by Freud himself in his original writings. It is an attempt to present in one easily accessible place the original definitions of terms by the founder of psychoanalysis and such modifications or amplifications as occur in his later writings. For the individual student or practitioner to search these out in Freud's voluminous works takes a great deal of time and is well nigh impossible for most. It often becomes important to know just what a term introduced by Freud does mean or how the original meaning was modified. Psychoanalysis in its popularization was subjected to a good deal of misconception and distortion. The misunderstandings and misinterpretations of what Freud really said add to confusion both within and without the field of medical psychology. This book should help to clear up some of this confusion.

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