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Lewin, B.D. (1931). New York Psycho-Analytical Society. Bul. Int. Psychoanal. Assn., 12:392-393.

(1931). Bulletin of the International Psycho-Analytic Association, 12:392-393

New York Psycho-Analytical Society

Bertram D. Lewin

First Quarter, 1931

January 27, 1931. Dr. Ives Hendrick: 'Ego Defence and the Mechanism of Oral Ejection in Schizophrenia'. A nine months' analysis of a young woman, which beginning with repetitive manifestations of phallic phase fantasies led through an attempt on her part to regress to oral fantasies, whereupon vomiting took the place of the more usual cannibalistic manifestations. There had been early pregenital fixation on vomiting. The significance of this mechanism in relation to the formation of the super-ego.

February 24, 1931.

1. Dr. Clarence P. Oberndorf: 'Examples of Speech Disturbances; a Clinical Communication.' The paper dealt with the interpretation of interesting neologisms gathered from neurotic and psychotic patients.

2. Prof. Paul Schilder: 'On Neurasthenia'. A psycho-neurotic patient presented on first appearance the symptoms of neurasthenia. Chiefly homosexual material and castration complex, which came out during a seven months' analysis. Interpretation of certain projections, ideas about the analyst's body, in terms of the conception of a 'postural model of the body.'

March 31, 1931. Dr. Géza Róheim (by invitation): 'Psycho-analytic Technique and Field Anthropology'. The attitude of various anthropologists towards their subject. The application of the technique of analysis in the study of individuals in primitive society, specifically how free association, dream interpretation, 'setting a term, ' etc. elicited information and insight into the individual psychology of primitives, as well as into their social structure. Several dream analyses of Papuans and Central Australians.

At the January meeting, all officers and councillors were re-elected. Dr. A. A. Brill, president; Dr. S. E. Jelliffe, vice-president; Dr. B. D. Lewin, secretary. Councillors: Drs. Ames, Blumgart, and Meyer. At a later meeting, Dr. Monroe A. Meyer was elected treasurer. The Educational Committee consists of Dr. A. Kardiner, chairman, and Drs. Feigenbaum, Jelliffe, Lehrman, Lewin, Meyer, Oberndorf, Shoenfeld, Stern, and Zilboorg. The Scientific Committee consists of Dr. Feigenbaum, chairman, and Drs. Lorand and Bunker.

Dr. Lawrence S. Kubie was made an active member, and Dr. Smiley Blanton, of Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., was admitted as a nonresident member.

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