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May 9, 1931

The Structure and Meaning of Psychoanalysis as Related to Personality and Behavior.

JAMA. 1931;96(19):1644. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720450086029

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This remarkable book, the outcome of a study initiated with the purpose of evaluating the contributions of psychoanalysis to a knowledge of personality, essays to present in summary form a survey of psychoanalytic theory and formulations. The material is presented almost entirely without comment or criticism. That such a survey, entailing as it does an enormous volume of reading and a high degree of critical judgment, is greatly needed is patent to any one with even a superficial knowledge of the rapid growth in this field. The plan adopted by the authors has been to print on the left hand page the more or less accepted views of orthodox psychoanalysts and on the right hand page "(a) contributions of exegetical value, (b) some notable accessions to the analytical structure of 'Freudians', and (c) on account of their attempt constructively to modify psychoanalytic doctrine, various ideas set forth by those, who,

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