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(1956). Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic. XIX, 1955: A Factor in 'Spontaneous' Recovery. Maxwell Boverman. Pp. 129-134.. Psychoanal Q., 25:618.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic. XIX, 1955: A Factor in 'Spontaneous' Recovery. Maxwell Boverman. Pp. 129-134.

(1956). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 25:618

Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic. XIX, 1955: A Factor in 'Spontaneous' Recovery. Maxwell Boverman. Pp. 129-134.

A man with a paranoid psychosis became increasingly withdrawn and physically debilitated after being hospitalized, and finally was transferred to the medical ward, where he began a steady improvement without psychotherapy. He later attributed his spontaneous recovery to the kindly, genuine interest of an uneducated Negress employed on the ward, who cared for his needs and who, he felt, preferred him to the other patients.

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(1956). Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic. XIX, 1955. Psychoanal. Q., 25:618

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