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Freud, surgery, and the surgeons

Author: Paul E Stepansky
Publisher: Hillsdale, NJ : Analytic Press, 1999.
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In this excursion into medical and psychoanalytic history, Paul E. Stepansky charts the rise and fall of the "surgical metaphor"--Freud's view of psychoanalysis as analogous to a surgical procedure. Approaching Freud's understanding of surgery and surgeons historically and biographically, Stepansky draws the reader into the world of late nineteenth-century "heroic surgery," a world into which Sigmund Freud himself  Read more...
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Stepansky, Paul E.
Freud, surgery, and the surgeons.
Hillsdale, NJ : Analytic Press, 1999
(DLC) 99013483
(OCoLC)40862005
Named Person: Sigmund Freud; Sigmund Freud; Sigmund Freud; Sigmund Freud; Sigmund Freud
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul E Stepansky
ISBN: 9781134900060 1134900066 129969893X 9781299698932
OCLC Number: 852159257
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 260 pages)
Contents: Cover; Freud, Surgery, and the Surgeons; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction ""I Cannot Advise My Colleagues Too Urgently""; PART I THE METAPHOR ASCENDANT; ""lt May Make the Same Claims as Surgery""; ""Let Us Do Battle With Knife""; ""Surgery Was Different""; ""I Wish I Were a Doctor""; ""I Never Did Any Harm With My Injections""; ""These Abdominal Matters Are Uncanny to Me""; ""Much Skill, Patience, Calm, and Self-Abnegation""; ""Midwifery of Thought""; PART II THE METAPHOR IN RETREAT; ""German War Medicine Has Taken the Bait""; ""I Have Been Through Hell"" ""I Am No More What I Was""""A Refractory Piece of Equipment""; ""The Surgeons Very Nearly Killed Him""; ""Neither Medicines Nor Instruments""; ""Not Primarily Operative Interferences""; ""A Panic Application of Magic""; ""One Is Partner, Sometimes Rival, to the Knife""; References; Index.
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