Tag Archives: psychoanalysis

W.H.R. Rivers and the humane treatment of shell shock

Soleil Shah London, UK   A shell-shocked soldier receives electro-shock treatment from a nurse during the First World War. Image Source: Otis Historical Archives National Museum of Health and Medicine (ref Reeve 041476) via Flickr “Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.” – Hippocrates War neurosis, or “shell shock” […]

“Something monomanical”: Obsession and the unity of effect

Jack Rosser Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom   A portrait of Poe in 1848, not long prior to his passing in 1849. The concept of monomania first gathered popularity in France at the beginning of the nineteenth century; the term “referred to a type of mental disorder in which a person would have fixed, and often […]

The Dead Mother Series of Egon Schiele: psychoanalytic use of an artist’s image

Prudence L. Gourguechon Paper presented at the Hektoen Institute of Medicine on Nov. 6, 2007 Revised for publication in Hektoen International, Vol. 2, Jan. 2009   Introduction Two intensely creative men lived and worked in early 20th century Vienna, both intent on elucidating aspects of the darker side of the human psyche. There is no […]

Osteopathic medicine, touch and psychoanalysis: at a new crossroad

Moises Enghelberg New York, USA    Technique of manipulating contracted inter-vertebralligament in cervical region. (World War I era) Otis Historical Archives National Museum of Health and Medicine Space As a point of departure is the notion of space and the value given to personal space in therapy. Space, the dialectic force by which touch and closeness […]