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February 1951

Sex in Psychoanalysis: Contributions to Psychoanalysis.

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1951;65(2):264. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1951.02320020136018

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The republication of this book reasserts Ferenczi's importance as a pioneer in psychoanalysis. The volume offers most important material and actually consists of reprints of Ferenczi's papers written from 1908 to 1914 and previously published under the title "Contribution to Psychoanalysis." It contains Ferenczi's most important work: "Stages in the Development of the Sense of Reality," which forms the first attempt at analytic ego psychology. Among the 15 papers are included Ferenczi's contributions to the understanding of symbolism, the interest in money, obscene words and the relation between homosexuality and paranoia. In the introduction, Ernest Jones states, "Apart from Freud, Ferenczi has perhaps made more original contributions to psychoanalysis then any other person." The analytic reader will again be impressed by the work of Ferenczi, about whom Freud once said, "He made us all his pupils."