The Post-War Surgence: the Twenties

  • W. A. C. Stewart

Abstract

IN HIS biography of Sigmund Freud,1 Ernest Jones places the beginnings of international recognition for the psychoanalytic movement between 1906 and 1909. There were tiny signs before 1914 of some interest in psycho-analysis in England at the meetings of the British Medical Association. But it was not until after the war that translations of all Freud’s works, from a number of hands, appeared in England and the United States. There was a great deal of talk about Freud and his theories in intellectual circles in this country. The British Psycho-Analytical Society was reorganized in February 1919 and psycho-analysis extended into the discussions of at least the new Medical Section of the British Psychological Society.

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Nursery School British Medical Association British Psychological Society Ethical Society Intellectual Circle 
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Notes

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    From an obituary by Evelyn Lawrence, The New Era (Dec. 1948), p. 223.Google Scholar

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© W. A. C. Stewart 1972

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