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April 3, 1948

How Our Minds Work

JAMA. 1948;136(14):953. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890310045029

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Innumerable books have been published recently trying to explain modern psychology to the average reader. Influence of the mind on the body is now generally accepted, and psychosomatic medicine has a well recognized position in medical circles. Dr. Joad's book is an exceedingly brief analysis of current points of view and quite inadequate in simplifying for the general reader the controversies that prevail in modern psychology and psychiatry. He concludes by insisting that the unconscious is not nearly as important as the psychoanalysts insist, but he recognizes that some extraordinary results have been achieved by psychoanalytic methods.

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