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Ellman, S. (1994). Freud's Case Studies: By Barry Magid. Hillsdale, NJ: Analytic Press. 1993. Pp. 216.. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 75:406-408.

(1994). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 75:406-408

Freud's Case Studies: By Barry Magid. Hillsdale, NJ: Analytic Press. 1993. Pp. 216.

Review by:
Steven Ellman

Several years ago, Jacob Arlow (1990) put forward a plea for analysts to retire Freud's cases from the active psychoanalytic literature. He maintained that the continuous reinterpretation of the cases had been overdone, and that Freud's formulations in these cases were of historical rather than substantive interest. Despite Arlow's eloquent plea, yet another book reinterpreting Freud's case histories, Freud's Case Studies: Self Psychological Perspectives, has appeared.

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