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October 1922


Arch NeurPsych. 1922;8(4):453-454. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1922.02190160114009

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The fact that this book is now reprinted in its third edition inside of ten years speaks both for its popularity and for the growing interest in the subject. Shortly after the war, we witnessed a rapid increase in popular interest in psychanalysis, and on this wave of interest there floated to us a mass of books and magazine articles, some of them valuable but many little short of objectionable to the psychiatrist. Many medical theories and practices have had to withstand a similar flare of notoriety, and have done so. Now, with the newspaper popularity of the endocrins, it seems that psychanalysis may be suffered to drop out of the limelight to the sphere in which it belongs, as a part of medical practice. Psychanalysis was developed by a physician as a means of treating disease, and in medical practice it will always find its greatest usefulness. This book

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