There is a great deal to be enjoyed in the vast range of densely researched histories and personalities here, which together make up a kind of kaleidoscopic grab bag of ideas, quotations, debates, and stories. . . [a] prodigious amount of research and scholarship . . . has gone into this book. Psychoanalysis in Britain, 1893 to 1913 will be of interest both to historians of psychoanalysis and to anyone wishing to learn more about the wider history of mind healing at the turn of the century.