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May 1948

Freud on War, Sex and Neurosis.

Arch NeurPsych. 1948;59(5):683-684. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1948.02300400119010

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Joan Riviere, and others, Price $3. Pp. 288. New York; Arts & Science Press, 1947.

This is not a commentary on Freud's views, as one would suspect from the title. It is an actual collection of some of Freud's lesser known writings—"lesser known" in the sense that they are generally not known to the layman but are for the most part well known to any serious student of psychology.

The selections are good ones, and they are offered without any commentary or criticism. While this particular collection is meant for the layman, it is not meant for the average reader. I do not believe that Freud addressed himself to the layman when he wrote these papers. The great furore in medical circles that was created by the "Dora case" when it was first published will probably have the same effect on the lay public today. The paper is a masterpiece