Science: Eternal Riddle

The study of woman is more than a man-sized task. Dr. Helene Deutsch, psychiatrist at the Massachusetts General Hospital, has been at it for 30 years, part of that time as a student with the late, great Sigmund Freud. Her conclusions are summed up in Psychology of Woman (Grune & Stratton; $4.50), a scholarly, technical, Freudian analysis, intended for professional medicos, but of great general interest. Sample findings:

¶ The normal feminine woman is passive and masochistic (enjoys her own sufferering). Her activity is directed inward, not aggressively outward. If it is intense, she...

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