Medicine: Damage & Defense

To denounce psychoanalysis a fortnight ago when its creator Dr. Sigmund Freud was celebrating his 80th birthday would have seemed an ungracious act. Last week bars were down and psychiatrists, notorious among doctors for insistent talkativeness, gave tongue. Loudest sound & fury broke in Manhattan, at a meeting of the New York Neurological Society.

Glaring at Dr. Abraham Arden Brill, 61, who translated Dr. Freud's books into English and introduced psychoanalysis to the U. S., Internist Harold Thomas Hyman, 41, began by denouncing the $10 an hour fee which psychoanalysts ordinarily charge...

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