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L., B.D. (1943). Fames, Libido, Ego: By Professor Dr. A. Austregesilo. Buenos Aires: Nocito y Rañó, 1941. 155 pp.. Psychoanal Q., 12:408-409.

(1943). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 12:408-409

Fames, Libido, Ego: By Professor Dr. A. Austregesilo. Buenos Aires: Nocito y Rañó, 1941. 155 pp.

Review by:
B. D. L.

Professor Austregesilo is a clinical neurologist with some forty years of neuropsychiatric practice behind him. This book represents his reaction to psychoanalysis. In spite of its brevity it is repetitious, with constant reiteration that the freudians are on the right track but that neuroses are the joint product of the three elements mentioned in his title: fames, libido and ego. Fames is of course the Latin word for hunger, which he introduces by analogy to libido, but which he uses to signify in general the nutritive needs. A disturbance in the fames economy would be, for example a vitamin deficiency; and he assures his readers that psychoanalysts in practice are prescribing tonics and vitamins.

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