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September 1958

Facts and Theories of Psychoanalysis

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1958;80(3):398. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1958.02340090134023

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The first edition of this book appeared in 1934; the second, in 1939. Now, almost twenty years later, the third edition is presented with considerable modification and expansion. The author is one of the early American psychoanalysts who obtained his training from the first newly immigrated foreign psychoanalysts. Dr. Hendrick had a sound and basic training and has contributed many original investigations to the general field of psychoanalysis, concerned both with theory and with practice. He has risen high in the American psychoanalytic group, having been president of the national association. All who know him respect him for his dedication and learning, and also for his originality and interest in research and modification of psychoanalytic theory and practice.

In the first part of the book the author presents what he calls the facts of psychoanalsyis, which are the statements of those assumptions considered to be conclusively proved in this field.