A Letter From The Publisher, Apr. 2, 1979

The cover of TIME for Oct. 27, 1924, featured a familiar face with penetrating gaze and neat white beard, and the story inside was sprinkled with what would soon become household words: ego, neurosis, libido. Only one year after the magazine was founded, Sigmund Freud, then 68 years old and still refining psychoanalysis in Vienna, made his first of three cover appearances (he reappeared in 1939 and 1956). Altogether, TIME has published more than a dozen cover stories on psychiatry. This week's article continues that long-running analysis with an examination of the anxieties...

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