July 1961

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  • The Century of the Child

    A survey of the field of child psychiatry: the advances, the popular fallacies, the need for new programs

  • The Psychology of Personal Growth

    IRA PROGOFF, Director of the Institute for Research in Depth Psychology at Drew University, New Jersey, and author of several books on psychology, is a New Yorker who studied with C. G. Jung in Zurich as a Bollingen fellow.

  • The American Transference: From Calvin to Freud

    A sociologist whose interests range from the social sciences to the history of thought. PHILIP RIEFF has taught at the University of Chicago, was appointed a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Beharioral Sciences, and is at present on the faculty of the University of California. Mr. Rieff’s latest book, FREUD: THE MIND or THE MORALIST, was published in 1959.

  • A Young Psychiatrist Looks at His Profession

    A graduate of Harvard and Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, DR. ROBERT COLES look his psychiatric residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital. He has recently completed a period of special training in child psychiatry at Boston’s Children’s Hospital, in the midst of which he was called for two years’ service in the Air Force as chief of a neuropsychiatric center in Biloxi, Mississippi.

  • Accent on Living

  • "We the People"

    VICTOR PROETZ is an architect who has built houses in Saint Louis, where he was born. California, New York. Washington, Florida, London, Malta, and Texas. He is currently living in New York.

  • In Defense of the Highbrow

  • Inside Everybody, With Tv

    W. F. MIKSCH is a former newspaperman now free-lancing in New York. He was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and attended Moravian College.

  • Juvenile Court

  • Ego

    ANNE KELLEY lives in Evanston, Illinois, and is a frequent contributor to these pages, where she first made an appearance in October, 1958..

  • Tempers Aren't Tempers Any More--or Are They?

  • Machines

  • Monster Fishing

  • A Pennsylvania Inn

  • Argentina

  • Potpourri

  • African Higher Education: A Challenge to America

    Not yet thirty-one years of age, TOM MBOYA serves on Kenya’s legislative council and is one of Africa’s most dynamic leaders. He held various posts in the union movement until 1953, when he was elected general secretary of the Kenya Federation of Labor.The need for higher education in Africa,” Mr. Mboya says, “was dramatically revealed last summer, when, on the date of its independence, the Congo found itself with a total of eighteen college graduates.”

  • Familiar Usage in Leningrad

    TOM COLE has always had a compelling desire to write. He received his B. A. in American History and Literature from Harvard in 1954, served his term in the Army, and returned to Harvard for his master’s degree in Slavic. His background in the Russian language made him eminently qualified to become a member of the American Exhibition in Moscow in 1959, and from his experience he has drawn the story which follows.

  • The Tower

  • The Houses of Parliament

  • Buckingham Palace: The Victoria Memorial

  • Piccadilly Circus

  • Westminster Abbey

  • Irishness in America

    An American of Irish antecedents, JOHN V. KELLEHER has become an authority on Irish history and the Irish mind in the years of study that have brought him to his present professorship at Harvard. Mr. Kelleher is a native of Massachusetts and a frequent traveler to the land of his forefathers.

  • The Atlantic Report on the World Today: Washington

  • That's Why I Still Miss Horses

    JOHN REESE,a Nebraskan who spent most of his childhood in Otoe County, now lives in California and rarely visits his native state. “ To see the way things have changed since I worked horses on farms there.”he writes, '’makes me feel older than I am, and at fifty, that’s pretty old.”

  • My Father Toured the South

  • The Trout

    JESSE HILL FORD is an ATLANTIC discovery who graduated from Vanderbilt University and studied writing under Andrew Lytle at the University of Florida. Four of his short stories have appeared in our pages, and in 1959 he was awarded an Atlantic Grant to assist him with his novel, MOUNTAINS OF GILEAD,which has just been published under the Atlantic-Little,Brown imprint.

  • A Word With Sir Francis Drake: During His Last Night in London

    Sir Francis Drake, in his last night in London before sailing, in 1595, to his death in the Western Caribbean, talks with a shipmate of his voyage of circumnavigation. 1577 to 1580, when he refitted his ship in the port that he called New Albion, either near, or, as I feel sure, well within the present harbor of San Francisco. In his account of this New Albion, he was at pains not to make it templing to the Spaniards, who had not then stretched their sway so far to the north on that coast. His feud with Spain began at San Juan d’Ulloa with their treachery there in 1567. His second great chance of ruining Spain was at Nombre de Dios, when loss of blood from a wound forced him away, just as he had won the treasure house. His last voyage was disastrous: Spain had devised a counter to him.

  • The Devil Child

    KONSTANTINOV LARDAS was born in Ohio, received his B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, his M.A. from columbia, and is now studying for his Ph.D. in comparative literature at the University of Michigan. Mr. Lardas parents came from Icaria, one of the Aegean Islands, and the setting of the story which follows.

  • The Golden Age of Pulps

    A Texan by birth, ALLAN R. BOSWORTH began his career as a newspaperman on the San Diego SUN. After working for several papers in California, he joined the staff of the San Francisco CHRONICLE as news editor and assistant managing editor. Meanwhile he was heavily engaged in writing for the pulps, and by 1937, when he decided to devote all his time to free lancing, he had published some four hundred stories. Si me World War II Mr. Bosworth has continued his service in the Navy and has also managed a writing career.

  • Love Song

  • The Freudian Revolution

  • Mind and Body

    DR. STANLEY COBB,one of the most honored figures in American medicine, has been Professor of Neuropathology at Harvard, Chief Psychiatrist at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and President of the American Psychosomatic Society. His contributions run to five books and nearly three hundred monographs.

  • The Americanization of the Unconscious

    Professor JOHN R. SEELEY was educated in Chicago and now leaches sociology and psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He is co-author of CRESTWOOD HEIGHTS, the first intensive psychological study of a North American community.

  • The Language of Pundits

    ALFRED KAZIN,distinguished author and literary critic, has published essays on psychoanalysis which brought him an invitation to lecture to an audience of analysis. Five of these pieces will appear in his new book, CONTEMPORARIES, to be published next year by Atlantic-Little. Brown. Here he comments pungently on the language of psychoanalysis and the influence of analysis on writers.

  • From the Writings of Sigmund Freud

  • The Rejection of the Insane

    Assistant Director of the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston, GREER WILLIAMS served for five years as Director of Information of the Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health. A professional writer and medical public relations consultant, Mr. Williams was the editor of ACTION FOR MENTAL HEALTH, the commission’s report to Congress, which was published in book form by Basic Books last spring. He is the author of VIRUS HUNTERS.

  • The Neurotic's Notebook

  • Psychiatry and Religion

    Now Research Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois, 0. HOBART MOWRER has taught at Princeton, Yale, and Harvard, and in 1954 was President of the American Psychological Association. Last year he published two technical volumes on the psychology of learning, and this year, a paperback entitled THE CRISIS IN PSYCHIATRY AND RELIGION.

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