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Blum, H.P. (1973). Editor's Introduction. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 21:3-4.

(1973). Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 21:3-4

Editor's Introduction

Harold P. Blum, M.D.

I AM TAKING THIS OPPORTUNITY to extend greetings to colleagues and readers, and to offer some perspective and commentary.

I succeed and salute Dr. John Frosch, the founding father of this Journal, now Editor Emeritus. Dr. Frosch had not only the exceptional wisdom and foresight to establish the Journal, but the insight and expertise to guide it through an entire generation of psychoanalysis. His perceptiveness and progressive innovation were also reflected in the organization of the Editorial Board as a diverse elective and representative group of outstanding psychoanalysts. Dr. Frosch developed high standards for the Journal and an autonomous position which kept it free from political and professional pressures. Dr. Nathaniel Ross rendered distinguished service as Associate Editor. He brought to the Journal his intellectual acuity and profound analytic scholarship. The book section was especially enhanced by Dr. Ross's sensitive and critical discernment. From its inception, the Journal was most fortunate in its editorial direction and integrity. We are indebted beyond measure for the unswerving dedication and illustrious accomplishment of our retiring editors and wish them every success in their new undertakings. We look forward to their further professional and scientific contributions.

Psychoanalysis, a science of growth and development, continues its own growth and development, enlarging the understanding of personality in all its complexity. The scientific and therapeutic achievements of psychoanalysis are related to its capacity for self-scrutiny and the integration of new evidence and explanation.

The Journal is a vital part of our analytic development in promulgating psychoanalytic knowledge and principles as well as in expressing creative ferment and disparate trends. Psychoanalysis will ultimately benefit from present challenges, for challenges have elicited and provoked healthy self-criticism and expansion and reformulation of our concepts. The Journal will strive to reconcile the paradox of preserving our analytic heritage and at the same time promoting new development and constructive controversy.


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