Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy 36 Systems

Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy 36 Systems

1960 PSYCHOSOMATICS 363 functions in one hemisphere may come last of all. In any event, the gradual emergence of the hemispheric differences which ...

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1960

PSYCHOSOMATICS

363

functions in one hemisphere may come last of all. In any event, the gradual emergence of the hemispheric differences which are suggested by our work might be a rewarding topic for future investigation.― James L. McCartney, M.D. Garden City,N. Y.

logicalinformationflow systems dealtwith in this discussion still have a• long road of analysis to go beforereachingthe pointwhere they can be treated in neurophysiological terms. There is no reason,however, why thispointshould be inaccessible, if the suggested analytical proce dure is pursued with the stringency and effective ness that it allows.― PSYCHOANALYSIS AND PSYCHOTHERAPY James L. McCartney, M.D. 36 SYSTEMS. Robert A. Harper, Prentice-Hall, Garden City,N. Y. Inc., 1959. 182 pp. $1.95. ATLAS OF TUMORS OF THE NERVOUS SYS TEM. By H. M. Zimmerman, M.D., M. G. Net The non-psychiatrist, who is often confused by sky, M.D., and L. M. Davidoff, M.D. Philadel the multiplicity of “¿systems― in psychiatryand phia: Lea & Febiger, 1956. Pgs. 191 with 277 by the doctrinalstrifeamong his psychiatric colleagues,has long needed an authoritative illustrations. $25.00. guide. It isimportantthatsuch a guide be con cise, clear and definitive. Despite the fact that proponents of any particular school may find this volume to be oversimplified, or that their point of view is not adequately stated, it seems to this reviewer that this is a book which meets the basic requirements. The author reviews the ba sic tenets of 36 systems and concludes with a critique which is very helpful. This comprehen sive survey Is recommended to all non-psychia trists who are Interested in resolving their con fusion concerning the various psychiatric schools. F. W. Goodrich, Jr., M.D.

New London, Conn. GROUP PROCESSES. Transactions of the Fifth Conference, October 12, 13, 14, and 15, 1953, Princeton, N. J.: Bertram Schaffner, M.D., Edi tor. New York: Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation, 1960. 196 pages. $4.50.

This atlas, containing no less than 277 illus trations, 233 of which are in color, is a full fledged course of study of neoplasms of the ner vous system, inclusive of metastatic lesions and other space occupying lesions. The text material is succinct, with a minimum of debatable eso teric material and correlates well with the excel lent illustrations of the gross and microscopic pathology. This book Is of value not only to the neurosur geon and neuropathologist, but to the clinician. Whether one's primary Interest is in the field of neurology or in general medicine, the reader will be exposed to a most rewarding clinical experi ence. W.D. LOVE IN ACTION. The Sociology of Sex. Dr. Fernando Henriques, M.A. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1960. 432 pages. $5.95.

The author of thisbook holdsMA. and Ph.D. degrees from Oxford University and is a lec turer on social anthropology at the University ference groups, and each group has been meet of Leeds in England. This is a very thorough ing for at least two days annually over a period study of sexual customs all over the world and of five years. Each group is limited to twenty throughout history. It is fascinating reading five participants, and the object is to promote and obviously is a result of much research. As communication, exchange of ideas, and the stim pointedout in his postscript, he has “¿attempted ulation of creativity among the participants. The to survey some aspectsof the sexualactivityof results of these conferences, In stenographic man in society. Man Isendowed with certainbio form, are being published, and this present vol which provides the basis for ume is such a report and discusses “¿Experi logical equipment his sexual behavior. Obviously, without con mental Aspects of Pediatrics,― “¿The Analysis of Unued generation, society cannot persist. The Behavior in Terms of Control Systems,― and, problem which confrontsman Is to secure the “¿The Cult as a Condensed Social Process.― orderedsequenceof eventsby which childrenare The last chapter, under the guidance of Mar born in a sociallyapproved way, and to satisfy garet Mead and Theodore Schwartz of the Amer his sexual needs. How the problem is solved ican Museum of Natural History, is the most in depends upon the whole configuration of cultural teresting, and is followed by a list of thirty-five factors which occur In a particular society at a references. The whole book is well indexed. particular time. In other words there is not one These conference reports are a source of infor solution but rather a great number. The cul mation but are not conclusive in themselves, but, ture may permit the dominance of the sexually as stated on page 83, in the second chapter: uninhibited woman as in the Marquesas Islands, “¿There is little doubt that many of the physio

During the past fifteen years, the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation has conducted about twenty con