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There have been many large and small books on psychoanalysis; this one of only 273 pages is one of the most compact, and yet it is so written that the average student, for whom it is intended, can obtain an idea of the main structure of the theory of psychoanalysis and its application and treatment, providing he has had some prior knowledge of the subject. The publication of this book is an outgrowth of a brief course of lectures on psychoanalysis given by the author as part of an elective course in psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. The theory of psychoanalysis and its treatment is exposed in 160 pages. The balance of the book is made up of illustrative cases. At the end there is a glossary of the words used in psychoanalysis. Obviously, this book is only for students.