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(1944). Notes. Psychoanal Q., 13:136.

(1944). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 13:136


THE SAN FRANCISCO PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY held its semi-annual meeting on October 23d and 24th, 1943, at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California, and the scientific program was as follows: Captain Joseph Biernoff, M.C. read a paper, Psychiatric Notes from an American Station Hospital in Australia. Under the general title of Impact of the War on the Personality of the Civilian, the following papers were read: Dr. Jacob Kasanin: Neuroses of War Wives; Dr. R. Nevitt Sanford: Optimistic and Pessimistic Attitudes Towards the War and the Peace; Judge Edward R. Brand: War and Crime; Mrs. Susan A. Bernfeld: Patriotism of Prison Inmates; Dr. Siegfried Bernfeld: Psychology of Witnesses in Rioting and Lynching; Dr. Anna Maenchen: Superego Development in Wartime; Dr. Ernst Simmel: Remarks on War and Mental Hygiene. A general discussion followed. Dr. Malcolm H. Finley read a paper on Blood Pressure and Its Relation to Masochism and suicide; Dr. May E. Romm on Aggression in Fetichism; Dr. Otto Fenichel on The Manic Depressive Mental Disorders; and Dr. Donald A. Macfarlane on The Psychoanalyst's Personal Attitude in Relation to the Phenomenon of 'Acting Out'.

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