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July 1934

Psychoanalysis Today: Its Scope and Function.

Arch NeurPsych. 1934;32(1):255-256. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1934.02250070261018

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Those who like to ride in omnibuses will be delighted with this book. It is modern and up-to-date, and passengers from various stations of life may be accommodated. On the whole, the editor, Sándor Lorand, may be congratulated. The index contains a galaxy of names, many of which have been long well known in psychoanalytic circles. The first article contains a graceful tribute to the genius of Freud by Sándor Ferenczi, which is perhaps one of the last articles which that gifted and much loved physician wrote. The rest of the volume is divided into four parts: (1) general theory, (2) mental hygiene in education, (3) nervous psychic ailments and (4) applied psychoanalysis in other fields.

According to the editor, the book seeks to serve the purpose of elucidating psychoanalysis "not only to physicians but to educators and laymen in general." This is a difficult task, and the manner which

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