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(p. 207) Letter to Thomas Main 

(p. 207) Letter to Thomas Main
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(p. 207) Letter to Thomas Main
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271374.003.0046
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date: 23 April 2018

In this letter to Thomas Main, Winnicott explains that he needed to mention his own patient whom Main discussed, and who formed part of what he calls Main’s second type of patient. He discusses his view that there are two types of patient—those with hope and those without—and considers their respective chances of recovery through psychoanalysis.

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