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May 1971

PSI and Psychoanalysis.

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Los Angeles

Arch Intern Med. 1971;127(5):963-964. doi:10.1001/archinte.1971.00310170171029

Dr. William B. Bean is in the midst of collecting data on the life and times of Major Walter Reed—of Yellow Fever fame. He would appreciate any information concerning original documentary material, letters, papers, or other primary source material related to Major Reed. Such information can be transmitted to the book review editor or directly to Dr. Bean at the University of Iowa, College of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Iowa City 52240.

PSI is the term used to describe the alleged phenomena which formerly were categorized under a number of separate headings such as mental telepathy, thought transference, clairvoyance, extrasensory perception, etc. The author of this book believes that PSI is operative in explaining various "correspondences" or coincidences he frequently encounters in the practice of psychoanalysis. Examples of correspondences are: two patients report similar dreams closely related in time, the analyst and the patient dream similar dreams, either the patient

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