August 1966

Psychoanalytic Pioneers.

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Edited by Franz Alexander, Samuel Eisenstein, and Martin Grotjahn. Price, $15. Pp 616. Basic Books, Inc., 404 Park Ave S, New York 10016, 1966.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1966;15(2):219-220. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1966.01730140107022

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Since Ernest Jones's magnificent biography of Sigmund Freud was published in 1957, there has been a tremendous increase of interest in the early history of the "psychoanalytic movement" and of the men who pioneered in the development of this new science. This long and extremely interesting volume contains biographies-in-brief of 41 of the early colleagues, disciples, and students of Freud, as well as some of the men who may be said to represent a later psychoanalytic generation. frankly admiring, and partly because insufficient time has elapsed for a true historical perspective to be developed concerning the interpersonal relations of some extremely controversial figures. The early biographies focus primarily about Freud and others' relations to him. Each chapter summarizes the analyst's life events and his significant contributions to the field. Certain famous figures are absent due to reasons of space or lack of adequate biographical data, others because

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