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November 1936

Practical Aspects of Psychoanalysis: A Handbook for Prospective Patients and Their Advisors.

Arch NeurPsych. 1936;36(5):1152. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1936.02260110237021

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No other treatise on psychoanalysis which has come to the reviewer's attention concerns itself exclusively with the subjects elaborated in this book. They are the considerations which are specific for psychoanalysis to the extent that the psychologic method inaugurated by Freud differs from that of other medical disciplines. Patients who are entering analytic treatment and their families have always to be informed of the regulations which the psychoanalytic technic impose and of the reasons for their existence. This is tedious work—an expenditure of time and energy on the part both of the patient and of the analyst. Dr. Kubie's book is written to curtail this essential introduction and to make it possible for the actual analysis to begin the sooner. It is a book which might well be given every prospective patient for psychoanalytic treatment, as well as the responsible members of the patient's family. In addition, the book will