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(p. 97) Letter to W. Clifford M. Scott 

(p. 97) Letter to W. Clifford M. Scott
(p. 97) Letter to W. Clifford M. Scott

Donald W. Winnicott

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date: 21 January 2021

In this letter, Winnicott follows up Scott’s contribution to a recent scientific meeting at the British Society. He suggests a distinction be made between prisons and asylums, and between criminal and anti-social behaviour, based on the difference between the criminal’s relation to society, and that of the lunatic. He then extends his argument to the distinction between the antisocial child and the mad child.

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