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(p. 149) Answers to Comments on ‘The Split-Off Male and Female Elements’ 

(p. 149) Answers to Comments on ‘The Split-Off Male and Female Elements’
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(p. 149) Answers to Comments on ‘The Split-Off Male and Female Elements’
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Donald W. Winnicott

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10.1093/med:psych/9780190271411.003.0030
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date: 21 April 2018

In this response to a discussion of his paper, Winnicott responds directly to the comments of Masud Khan, Margaret Mead, Dr Rosenfeld, Dr Sterba and Prof de Souza. This paper also includes the original comments as well as a version published in 1972. Winnicott uses Rosenfeld’s notion that ‘where the delusional female self does not experience envy, it is “certainly not a primary” structure’, to re-examine his own opinion that it is a primary condition.

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