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August 1935

Facts and Theories of Psychoanalysis.

Arch NeurPsych. 1935;34(2):478-479. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1935.02250200238021

In this book Hendrick has aimed at a comprehensive statement of observations and inductions generally agreed on by psychoanalytic workers, a statement of psychoanalytically orthodox fundamentals. The exposition is not obscured by apology. He does not attempt to popularize, but only to make clear. Thanks to the directness of his presentation, he has achieved a comprehensive statement within the compass of about three hundred pages; he has aimed rather to inform the curious than to disarm the hostile; his book forms a definite complement to such presentations as Stephen Karin's "Psychoanalysis and Medicine," or Healy and Bronner's "Structure and Meaning of Psychoanalysis"; like their works it is designed for the serious reader who has little knowledge of the subject.

The arrangement of the material is carefully reasoned. Under the first major heading, "The Facts of Psychoanalysis," he describes the phenomena of man's psychologic growth as revealed in the psychonalytic situation;

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