Medicine: Mental Pay Dirt

Among the foes of Freudian psychoanalysis, few are bitterer than psychologists of rival schools. A savagely outhitting example is Andrew Salter, Manhattan behaviorist and hypnotist, splenetic disciple of Ivan Petrovich Pavlov. Psychologist Salter paid his disrespects to the Freudians and set out his own pet creed in Conditioned Reflex Therapy (TIME, Oct. 10, 1949). Now older (37) but no mellower, Salter makes another attack in The Case Against Psychoanalysis (Holt; $2.50).

Salter points jeeringly at Freud's own followers who, he says, "have become filled with doubts and are constantly reinterpreting and rewriting the...

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