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To write an "Essentials" or "Principles" of psychoanalysis with its endless ramifications is no easy task, but the desirability of such a book is so obvious that it has repeatedly been attempted with varied degrees of success by many authors during the past twenty years, not only in Germany, but in France and in English speaking countries as well. As a matter of fact, the subject is so extensive that it cannot be well covered even in its essentials in any small volume today. However, Dr. Hartmann who is the assistant at the Psychiatric Clinic in Vienna, an institution for many years far from favorably inclined toward Freud's teachings, if not actually opposed to them, has accomplished his task with unusual skill. He has set for himself the double task of presenting the main features of psychoanalytic teachings and of investigating methodologically its foundations.
Under the term psychoanalysis he limits
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