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We have here no formal treatise, but rather the revealing and intimate discourses of the peripatetic and philosophic physician and psychotherapist. The bqok itself has been editorially revised-for it was written, or constructed in English-by Mr. C. of Adler's Psychology serves as such an excellent introduction to Individual Psychology, particularly in its sociological function, and whose knowledge of Adler's wide d9ctrines is so singularly complete. In the preparation of the book in its original form invaluable help was given-so Dr.

She was terrified by noticing some blue and red spots on her skin. Was this a good preparation for a meeting with a lover? That the spots signified the result of a luetic infection was not only obvious to me but was suggested quite independently by the patient herself. In discussing this matter she expressed the opinion that all men were untrue an'd poly(C IS CASE HISTORIES gamous. "I am sure,~' she exclaimed-and this I have already quoted-II that my husband would leave me a fortnight after the w~dding.

The patient cannot avoid going upstairs, but he colours this procedure with his desire to 8 PROBLEMS OF NEUROSIS be in a dangerous situation, clinching the danger ~y developing an impulse to jump. In this case and the two previously cited, the goal of superiority is similar, as regards the motive of being overburdened. But this man goes further. He has a desire to jump from a window, but 10! he overcomes it and still lives. He is stronger even than himself. In support of this diagnosis I will add a recollection from the patient's childhood.

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