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February 1974

The Dynamics of Power: Science and Psychoanalysis, vol 20.

Arch Intern Med. 1974;133(2):327. doi:10.1001/archinte.1974.00320140165042

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As is usual with books edited by Jules H. Masserman, this volume contains a number of fine papers by able men. Of interest to psychoanalysts will be the presidential address, "Psychoanalysis in International Perspective," by Eric D. Wittkower, with the collaboration of J. Naiman, MD. The authors tell of questionnaires sent to psychoanalysts in various parts of the world, and to psychiatrists in countries where there are no psychoanalysts, or very few. The investigators hoped to find answers to such questions as: What is the definition of a psychoanalyst? Which psychoanalytic concepts are accepted or rejected by the international community of psychoanalysts and psychiatrists? What differences exist in the acceptance of psychoanalytic concepts between the "orthodox" group of psychoanalysts and deviant groups? In which parts of the world is interest in psychoanalysis increasing and in which is it decreasing? Replies were received from 72 analysts and 30 nonanalysts. These men

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