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Stephen, A. (1945). (1) Ruminations of a Scientific Secretary. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 26:52-55.

(1945). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 26:52-55

(1) Ruminations of a Scientific Secretary

Adrian Stephen

… So much about the conduct of our meetings; I want now to start a discussion on our research work. In particular I want to raise two questions: as to the possibility of organizing our work more systematically and as to the direction in which, at this moment, research is most likely to be profitable.

So far as I know psycho-analytical research, at any rate in this country, has in the past been mainly a by-product of clinical medicine. In one sense it always must be so—clinical investigation must give us the material for scientific theory; but it has been a by-product in the sense that it is almost a chance result. I mean that analysts have usually accepted just whatever cases offered themselves; there has not been a practice of selecting for treatment cases that might throw light on specific problems.

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