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This book is an attempt by a psychiatrist, under a pseudonym, to show the changes in his patient's social relationships which occurred during a period of psychoanalysis. The book is well written and interesting but it gives evidence of superior novel writing ability and only questionable evidence of a knowledge of psychotherapeutic procedure. In brief, the plot, supposedly based on a real story from the diary of the man who was being analyzed, tells of a shy and stammering engineer who fell in love, developed an affair and then when his analysis was about over, rejected his mistress and found
The Spectacle of a Man.. Ann Intern Med. ;12:1900. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-11-1900_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;12(11):1900.
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