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March 1944

Women in Wartime.

Arch NeurPsych. 1944;51(3):304. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1944.02290270093020

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"Women in Wartime" is a pamphlet published by the Institute for Psychoanalysis, in Chicago. No authors are named.

An attempt is made to outline some of the emotional adjustments of women in their everyday life in wartime; as the article states, the discussion is directed to people who work with women and must understand their needs. The pamphlet is divided into six chapters, entitled, "Women in Wartime," "Changes in the Family," "Separation," "Women at Work," "Rationing" and "At Home and Abroad."

The material is well organized but contains little that has not been frequently discussed. Taken as a whole, the content seems directed to the laity rather than [ill] the medical profession. Some psychologic interpr[ill] tions are given, but for the most part they are superficial. One gets the impression that the material is selected for a general audience and that more profoun[ill] interpretations, which would have been of interest

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