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August 1956

Annual Survey of Psychoanalysis

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1956;76(2):228. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1956.02330260114015

The third "Annual Survey of Psychoanalysis" is somewhat late in appearing, since it deals with the literature of 1952. The survey views the most significant periodical literature of the year and reviews a few selected books. The material is considered under ten general headings, each with several subcategories. Without question, the editors have accomplished a prodigious task, for each paper is abstracted in considerable detail. In fact, in retrospect it seems hardly worth while to have perused the original papers, since their essential contents are given with greater lucidity in the survey. There is some overlapping and repetition in various sections, but this does not detract from the discussions. The choice of papers is fair and enables the reader to learn the full impact of psychoanalysis on many facets of current research. There is a complete bibliography and a very detailed table of contents and index. The book is a

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