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Burrow, T. (1913). The Third Meeting of the „American Psychopathological Association“ held in Boston, May 29, 1912. Internationale Zeitschrift für Psychoanalyse, 1(4):405-407.

(1913). Internationale Zeitschrift für Psychoanalyse, 1(4):405-407

The Third Meeting of the „American Psychopathological Association“ held in Boston, May 29, 1912

Trigant Burrow

was opened with an address by the President, Dr. Adolf Meyer, on the „Conditions for a Home of Psychology in the Medical Curriculum“.

Dr. Meyer spoke of the important reconstructive tendencies of today in the teaching of psychology and psychopathology, and of the fundamental contrasts among them which marked the trend of tbe past twelve months. He particularly urged the inculcation of a wider tolerance and mutual support among those students and observers whose differing but related interests tend to the emphasis of widely removed lines of investigation, but above all he urged the encouragement of „the biological attitude and conceptions“. The President's adress was a strong plea for a common-sense study of the observable facts in the chain of events determining the life history of the individual. „Personally“ he says „I look in the events for the factors of psychobiological reaction, and study them for the conditions under which they occur, the differentiatee marks of the different conditions, the factors principally at work and the means for their modifiability.“

Finally the speaker cited once more the essential need of frankly studying and regulating the sexual life of patients, and he took occasion in this connection to denounce in unmistakable terms the recent action on the part of the trustees of one of our newly opened hospitals in making the appointment of a physician to its staff „dependent on the disgraceful condition … that neither hypnosis nor psychoanalysis be employed“.

The adress of the President was followed by „A Clinical Study of a Case of Phobia: A Symposium“.

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