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October 20, 1945

The Psychology of Women: A Psychoanalytic Interpretation. Volume II: Motherhood

JAMA. 1945;129(8):582. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860420050029

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This is the second volume of a comprehensive study of the psychology of women by a woman psychiatrist. The author is not only an excellent clinician but possesses great ability in writing of her extended clinical experience. The first volume' contains a superior and exhaustive study of the psychologic development of women from early childhood to adolescence. Volume II is an equally comprehensive scientific investigation of motherhood. Reproduction with all its psychologic, social and biologic aspects is carefully and clearly discussed in simple, easily understandable language. Three chapters at the end of the book are devoted to discussion of psychologic problems of unmarried mothers, stepmothers and women who have adopted children. Many well known together with new or rarely recognized dynamic psychologic formulations are convincingly illustrated in this work by a wealth of clinical material. The clinical material is so well presented by Dr. Deutsch that the reader has little

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