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Rickman, J. (1957). XX. Reflections on the Function and Organization of a Psycho-Analytical Society (1951). The International Psycho-Analytical Library, 52(1):170-206.

(1957). The International Psycho-Analytical Library, 52(1):170-206

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John Rickman, M.D.

1.   Introduction

2.   A brief survey of the field

3.   An experiment in co-operation between organizations

4.   An arbitrary classification of research areas in the field of psychology

5.   On the nature of a profession

6.   An approach to the sociology of psycho-analysis

7.   Will the former opposition to analysis return?

8.   The distribution of psycho-analytical publications

9.   On the presentation of papers to a psycho-analytical society

10.  On the oral tradition in psycho-analysis

11.  A personal note about the organization of a psycho-analytical society

12.  Table showing membership and associate membership, medical and lay, in 1932 and 1948

1. Introduction

NEXT to a total lack of contributors and of subscribers nothing is more dreaded by an editor than that the organization he serves should establish a precedent that addresses from the chair and such-like speeches for an occasion should be published in his Journal. Knowing this both as an editor and as an ex-president of one of the Branch Societies of the International Psycho-Analytical Association (the British one) I have tried to avoid embarrassment to the editor and I hope to readers by removing from the addresses from the chair given in July, 1948, 1949 and 1950 all references to current events which do not have a general bearing, and am placing before the readers of this journal some reflections which, though based on the experience of only one Society, may perhaps have a little significance for all.

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