Volume 12 interestingly records specific scientific proceedings of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis. It is the work of 26 worthy contributors, and includes the edifying presidential address of Ralph M. Crowley, MD, delivered at the 11th annual meeting of the Academy, Detroit, 1967, "The Medical Model in Psychoanalysis." Jules H. Masserman, physician, author, educator, and independent psychoanalytic researcher extraordinary, is its creative editor. His reader is educated to expect in his writing and editing a brilliant display of literary and scientific erudition, synoptic observation, and insightful explication. Masserman sets high standards of study and scholarship for himself, and holds to them.
This well organized book shows how psychoanalytic concepts can be applied caringly and congruously to the complicated issue of comparative psychology. It will interest every mind-conscious scientist and layman. In its editor's words, it "explores the comparative value (if I may use that adjective in its double sense) of