January 1965

Dream Interpretation—A New Approach.

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By Thomas M. French, MD, and Erika Fromm, PhD. Price, $5.50. Pp 224. Basic Books, Inc., 404 Park Ave South, New York, NY 10016, 1964.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1965;12(1):106-107. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1965.01720310108019

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Dr. Thomas M. French is not only a clinical psychoanalyst but a distinguished investigator in his field. For over three decades he has been associated with the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute, most of which time he has been a director of research. Following his major role in the early psychosomatic research of the Chicago school, Doctor French became interested in the problems of integration of behavior, about which he has published three volumes of distinguished research from 1952 to 1958.

In the present volume Doctor French returns to the problem of dream interpretation and delineates his new approach with a directness and elegancy which makes it understandable for practical use. The authors state that they are attempting to develop a method of interpretation of dreams which can be checked against all available evidence and which can yield conclusions which are reasonably certain. They make a great deal of the reluctance of

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