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After you perform a search, you can sort the articles by Year. This will rearrange the results of your search chronologically, displaying the earliest published articles first. This feature is useful to trace the development of a specific psychoanalytic concept through time.

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Bing, J.F. (1980). The Annual of Psychoanalysis. V, 1977: The Unconscious Significance of Contact Lenses. Donald Silver. Pp. 217-226.. Psychoanal Q., 49:544-545.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: The Annual of Psychoanalysis. V, 1977: The Unconscious Significance of Contact Lenses. Donald Silver. Pp. 217-226.

(1980). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 49:544-545

The Annual of Psychoanalysis. V, 1977: The Unconscious Significance of Contact Lenses. Donald Silver. Pp. 217-226.

James F. Bing

Using rich clinical material, the author demonstrates the multiple unconscious meanings of contact lenses: 1) the eye may stand for "I"; 2) contact lenses lend

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themselves to double meanings—for instance, "contact" may serve the function of a bridge, i.e., sexual contact; 3) by virtue of the proximity and shaping of the lens to the eye, a symbolic symbiosis is established, and different aspects of an incomplete differentiation of self and object are manifested; and 4) contact lenses may be associated with defloration.

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Article Citation

Bing, J.F. (1980). The Annual of Psychoanalysis. V, 1977. Psychoanal. Q., 49:544-545

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