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February 22, 1913

The Psychology of Insanity.

JAMA. 1913;60(8):621. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340080061030

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Whoever wishes to read an elementary treatise on the new psychology as applied to the neuroses and the psychoses by the Freudian school will find this primer extremely interesting. In our opinion the careful perusal of this small volume by the general practitioner and the non-reading specialist will have a tendency to make the Freudian controversies more dignified. Hitherto the battles between pro- and anti-Freudians have been uninteresting to the spectator owing to ignorance of the terms of the controversy. Henceforth this may be changed; for a few hours' reading of a small pocket-volume may put any one in possession of all the essentials of the new psychology as elucidated by Freud and his school. Those who have been impelled to condemn the new movement because its terminology was unintelligible will henceforth be compelled to seek for weightier arguments. The author of this book deserves credit for having converted a

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