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Gilberg, A.L. (1994). Perversions and Near Perversions in Clinical Practice: Edited by Gerald Fogel and Wayne Myers. New Haven, CT: Yale Univ. Press, 1991, 262 pp., $32.50.. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 42:311-316.

(1994). Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 42:311-316

Perversions and Near Perversions in Clinical Practice: Edited by Gerald Fogel and Wayne Myers. New Haven, CT: Yale Univ. Press, 1991, 262 pp., $32.50.

Review by:
Arnold L. Gilberg, M.D.

Sexual perversion—however defined—has always been a staple of Western history and even a celebrated part of its culture; de Sade's works are still considered "classics" of literature and philosophy. Psychoanalytic investigations into the subject did not begin until 1905 when Freud wrote "Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality," wherein he considered perversions to be a clear matter of arrested development, the intrusion of elements of infantile sexuality into the world of adult genitality.

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