Psychoanalysis in South Africa, by Joan Raphael-Leff

A very interesting and detailed article. Amazing to read how psychoanalysis has flourished again in South Africa after such an upheaval. Many thanks for posting!

How Psychoanalysis is Taking Root in South Africa

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The history of psychoanalysis in South Africa began after Wulf Sachs emigrated there in 1922 with his family. Born in Lithuania in1893, he had trained at the Psycho-Neurological Institute in St. Petersburg (under Pavlova and Bechterev), at the University of Cologne, and at London University, where he took a degree in medicine. He began as a General Practitioner in Johannesburg but his interest in psychology was intensified by the experience of working with black schizophrenic patients at the Pretoria Mental Hospital from 1928.

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