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Human Traces by Sebastian Faulks
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Jul 31, 07

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Recommended for: all psychologists!
Read in October, 2006

aaah to be born during the time when psychoanalysis was blooming away in europe! :)

charcot's hysteria.. most delightful! what would it have been like to sit in front of him and hear him deliver a lecture on the female neurosis?!?! to be informed of a scientific breakthrough! rather than read it a million years later in some boring old psychology textbook !

a most passionate and detailed account of two young people, who both want the same thing: to make the world a better place for the mentally ill..

hospitals come alive with the inhuman conditions of the mentally ill that was a painful reality back then... a very good read for people who want to revisit their undergrad textbooks or transport themselves into a world theyve only read about with sheer longing!- :) but im not too sure whether this book would appeal to the average reader?
then again it may! worth trying!

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