Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
PEP-Easy Tip: To save PEP-Easy to the home screen

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

To start PEP-Easy without first opening your browser–just as you would start a mobile app, you can save a shortcut to your home screen.

First, in Chrome or Safari, depending on your platform, open PEP-Easy from You want to be on the default start screen, so you have a clean workspace.

Then, depending on your mobile device…follow the instructions below:


  1. Tap on the share icon Action navigation bar and tab bar icon
  2. In the bottom list, tap on ‘Add to home screen’
  3. In the “Add to Home” confirmation “bubble”, tap “Add”

On Android:

  1. Tap on the Chrome menu (Vertical Ellipses)
  2. Select “Add to Home Screen” from the menu


For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Jelliffe, S.E. (2013). The Death Instinct in Somatic and Psychopathology. Psychoanal. Rev., 100(1):81-93.

(2013). Psychoanalytic Review, 100(1):81-93

The Death Instinct in Somatic and Psychopathology

Smith Ely Jelliffe, M.D.

In my early thirties while still in the beginning of my medical career, and trying to earn an honest penny by work outside of the actual practice of medicine, I became editor of the Medical News, then one of the oldest of the medical weeklies of the United States.

The annual meetings of the American Medical Association were events of much moment to editors of the four or five medical weeklies then existing and hence I visited them. In 1905 the annual meeting took place at Portland, Oregon, and it was at that time that an occasion was offered to visit Alaska and I traveled as far north as the Great Divide, down which the gold rush descended in that memorable push to the golden sands of the Yukon.

One of the strange events of this trip which burned in my memory at that time and which constitutes the beginning of this contribution was the vivid picture of the mad climb of the salmon up the western coast rivers carrying out their strange and fatal journey during which the instinctual impulses of Life and Death fought out their implicit patterns in grotesque antithesis.

If ever the lines “In the midst of life we are in death,” which came as a faint echo from an earlier period of my life, were obscure in my mind as to explicit meaning, here there was no doubt that such a paradox was patent as well as potent.

It was not by any means the first time that the phenomenon in question had come to my notice.

[This is a summary excerpt from the full text of the journal article. The full text of the document is available to journal subscribers on the publisher's website here.]

Copyright © 2020, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.