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Oberndorf, C.P. (1946). The Person in the Body: By Leland E. Hinsie. (W. W. Norton & Co., Inc., New York. Pp. 263. Price, $2.75.). Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 27:66.

(1946). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 27:66

The Person in the Body: By Leland E. Hinsie. (W. W. Norton & Co., Inc., New York. Pp. 263. Price, $2.75.)

Review by:
C. P. Oberndorf

Many attempts have been made to present in simple form the recent psychiatric contributions to the interaction of mind and body, and Dr. Hinsie's book easily takes its place among the best of these. It has the rare quality of being lively and at the same time authentic and scholarly. Written on a niveau to appeal to both layman and physician it may at times cause momentary difficulties to the reader in its alternation of the layman's, patient's and practicising physician's interests. For the latter the chapter on 'Variety of Psychosomatic Syndromes' will prove particularly valuable in the approach to the patient and in diagnosis.

Dr. Hinsie has gone to great pains to avoid dogmatism, and though his general orientation is broadly psycho-analytical, it is not strictly Freudian. This is especially noticeable in the interpretation of numerous well selected and interesting case reports which illustrate some of the conflicts most frequently found in marriage, sex and other social adaptations. Nevertheless at the conclusion of the book most people will infer that psycho-analysis offers the best approach to the majority of mental and psychically induced physical disorders.

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