JAMES H. MEANS
Of what use, in the treatment of the patient, is psychoanalysis? This is a question which must have occurred to many a physician. Nor can he readily find a dependable answer. It is by results, especially end-results, that we should judge the merit of any form of therapy. Because of scarcity of such information in the case of therapeutic psychoanalysis, physicians have assumed an attitude toward that procedure all the way from open hostility to wild enthusiasm, with hostility or indifference predominating.
That many physicians should look askance at psychoanalysis is due in part to the seeming bizarreness of some
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MEANS JH. PSYCHOANALYSIS. Ann Intern Med. 1934;7:1146–1148. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-9-1146_2
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