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June 10, 1939

The Language of the Dream

JAMA. 1939;112(23):2464. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800230088043

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The author of this volume was associated with Stekel and is convinced that none of the books thus far available in the field of the dream are sufficiently concrete or instructive for the average reader. He has attempted a different type of presentation, considering first the element of the dream and the basic mechanisms and next the symbols that appear in dreams, the method of interpretation and the relationship of the dream to the neuroses. His concluding chapter, dealing with the psychologic schools, indicates the differences in point of view of the freudian method from that of Adler and Jung. The book is supplemented by a bibliography, a glossary and an index. It is not likely to have much interest for the average lay reader. It will, however, be significant to all workers in the field of psychiatry, to educators and to those especially interested in the scientific significance of

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