Medicine: The Great Psychiatrist

Sigmund Freud once complained that many biographers idealize their subjects and thus "forgo the opportunity of penetrating into the most fascinating secrets of human nature." His own biographer need have no guilt feelings on this score. British Psychoanalyst Ernest Jones, the only loyal survivor of Freud's original disciples, reveres the Master of Psychoanalysis ; yet he is able to probe for many of the most fascinating secrets of Freud's nature. The first volume of Jones's projected three-volume biography (TIME, Oct. 19, 1953) took the subject through his youth—including such matters as breast-feeding and...

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