Good- bye, Freud
J. Allan Hobson, in The Sciences (Nov./Dec. 1985), The New York Academy of Sciences, 2 East 63rd St., New York, N.Y. 10021.
"Psychoanalysis, born amid doubt in 1900, could well be dead the year 2000."
So says Hobson, professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He maintains that doubt about the legitimacy of Sigmund Freud's method of probing the mind through the free association of words now looms large in psychiatric circles-even among Freudians. As a result, psychoanalysis itself...