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December 1923


Arch NeurPsych. 1923;10(6):723-724. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1923.02190300120011

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As an oration on his admission to the National Royal Academy of Medicine of Spain, the author gives a rather formal review of subconsciousness. The author of a "Psychotherapy for the Practitioner" (1920), Valle y Aldabalde shows wide reading in American, French, and German literature. He states in conclusion that "the human soul as the substantial form of the body intervenes or enters into all the phenomena and processes of the organisms, not as force but as direction. Its entering or intervention is more obvious in the phenomena called psychic, and among these it is much more so in those called conscious. The subconscious comes to be the point of communication or connecting link between the conscious and the somatic or organic, a resonator for the emotions and sentiments, a source of psychic energy for the instincts and passions, a wealth of images, of ideas and of associations of the

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