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December 11, 1937

Common Neuroses of Children and Adults

JAMA. 1937;109(24):2013-2014. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780500069035

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As stated in the authors' preface, "this book is an attempt to bring together under one cover material which is so voluminous and so widely scattered as to be with difficulty accessible to the student and practitioner of medicine." The authors not only accomplish their purpose but do so in a clear, concise and well organized manner. The freudian concepts of the dynamics of personality formation and the development of personality aberrations are presented in simple language. The neuroses of children and adults with which the physician most commonly deals are described in a systematic fashion. Any practitioner interested in these conditions cannot afford to be ignorant of the psychoanalytic approach to them. To date, and probably for a long time to come, nowhere will he find this information as thoroughly and carefully presented as it is in this book. It must be clearly understood that all the material is

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