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December 11, 1948

The Yearbook of Psychoanalysis. Vol. III, 1947

JAMA. 1948;138(15):1129. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900150059029

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This book represents the third volume of a collection of psychoanalytic papers chosen by the editors as suitable for publication in a "Yearbook." As has been previously noted by at least one reviewer, no reasons are given for the particular choice of selection. There are twenty articles in the present volume with an additional page entitled, "Selected Reading," but here again no explanation is made as to why the particular productions listed were chosen. Most of the articles are well written. They cover the psychoanalytic approach to various fields from the opening paper regarding Freud's place in the history of science and a previously unknown (here reprinted) article entitled, "An Unknown Autobiographical Fragment by Freud," through investigation in melancholia and other types of depression, compulsion neuroses and obsessional ritual to the development in the theory and practice of psychoanalytic technic, mental and physical origins of behavior and modern concepts regarding

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