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One is deeply impressed by the courage and flexibility of this 63-year-old, full-time professor of neurology at Harvard, who took up and carefully applied a new science, psychoanalysis, at a time when it was considered unscientific by most of the leading professionals and even repulsive by some. Dr. Marian Putnam, his daughter, describes the bitterness felt by her mother, who feared that he would lose his professional standing. She says that his practice did fall off to a degree, but Putnam continued to apply psychoanalysis to his patients, and his increasing knowledge of the new science strengthened his commitment to
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James Jackson Putnam and Psychoanalysis. Letters between Putnam and Sigmund Freud, Ernest Jones, William James, Sandor Ferenczi, and Morton Prince 1877-1917.. Ann Intern Med. 1972;76:343–344. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-2-343_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(2):343-344.
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