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Donald W. Winnicott

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date: 21 January 2021

In this essay written at boarding school, Donald, aged seventeen, describes a school trip to Essen, in Germany, to see the work of a Dr Schmidt who, in Winnicott’s view, is an enlightened town planner who considers the needs of the men women and children of his town with great care. Winnicott enthusiastically reports Schmidt’s care of the health and safekeeping of the many inhabitants of Essen, with implications for the same approach in the UK.

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