Medicine: Der Papa

No man has more profoundly affected modern thought than the late, great Sigmund Freud. Yet few close-ups of Freud exist. The father of psychoanalysis has usually been seen from afar. Last week appeared a warmly intimate portrait of Freud: Master and Friend (Harvard University Press; $2.50), by Dr. Hanns Sachs of Harvard, a survivor of the early group of six close disciples.*

Dr. Sachs first met his fellow Viennese in 1904. Sachs was then a law-school graduate bored with the law, fascinated by literature and, especially, by the psychological insights of Dostoievski. "I hoped...

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