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Bychowski, G. (1962). Un Cas De Psychose Infantile. Etude Psychoanalytique (A Case of Infantile Psychosis. A Psychoanalytic Study): By Serge Lebovici and Joyce McDougall. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1960. 483 pp.. Psychoanal Q., 31:262-264.

(1962). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 31:262-264

Un Cas De Psychose Infantile. Etude Psychoanalytique (A Case of Infantile Psychosis. A Psychoanalytic Study): By Serge Lebovici and Joyce McDougall. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1960. 483 pp.

Review by:
Gustav Bychowski

The paucity of complete psychoanalytic case histories is as striking as it is regrettable. In fact, one can say that since Freud no full psychoanalytic observations have been published. The 'complete' case history published by Otto Rank was limited to a sequence of dreams and was clearly biased, owing to the wish of the author to demonstrate his newly evolved theory of the birth trauma. Therefore, the recent appearance of two extensive records of psychoanalyses of children, one the subject of the present review, the other a report by the late Melanie Klein, must be heralded as an important even in the development of our science.

The present volume, though containing no less than four hundred seventy pages, is still only a fragment. The treatment of Sammy could not be completed since his parents returned to the United States, where the child was placed in Dr.

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