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After you perform a search, you can sort the articles by Year. This will rearrange the results of your search chronologically, displaying the earliest published articles first. This feature is useful to trace the development of a specific psychoanalytic concept through time.

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Colonna, A.B. (1994). Reality Approximated, External and Internal. Psychoanal. St. Child, 49:77-85.

(1994). Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 49:77-85

Reality Approximated, External and Internal

Alice B. Colonna

Some of Heinz Hartmann’s theoretical formulations concerning the adaptive functions of the ego are described as they apply to the case of a patient analyzed between the ages of five and eight. This boy, vulnerable because of prematurity, was born at twenty-six weeks weighing 2.7 pounds and remained in the hospital newborn unit for sixty-six days. Difficulties and vulnerabilities resulting from this experience are discussed as they appeared in the analysis.

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