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The Obsessions & Psychoasthenia, Pierre Janet

I’ve gone through the translation any number of times now. This seems to be as good as I can get it. If the reader encounters any goofs or has suggestions for improvements, do please let me know. The link to the .pdf version is: I’m still working on getting it published. However, nobody seems […]

Pierre Janet, The Obsessions, English Translation

I completed the translation of Janet’s THE OBSESSIONS AND THE PSYCHASTH√ČNIE about a year ago. I haven’t had the free time to explore any options for publishing the translation. And if I haven’t done it by now, I probably just won’t get around to it. So, I have uploaded the translation. Anyone interested in reading […]


I am very happy to report that The Health on the Net Foundation has once again found that my website and blog are in full compliance with their codes of conduct for transparent healthcare information. They cannot guarantee the accuracy of medical information presented by a site and its completeness at any given time, but […]

Translating Janet: A note on methodology

I’ve just finished the first draft translation of Pierre Janet’s “THE OBSESSIONS AND THE PSYCHASTH√ČNIE, Book 1.” This turned out to be one of those things I’d never have done if I knew what it entailed from the start. It’s 468 pages in length and required 4 hours a day for the past 7 months. […]

Pierre Janet’s Nadia

In response to a recent request, I am posting my translation of Janet’s analysis of Nadia in his book, The Obsessions and The Psychasthenia. The original version, in French, can be found here. This selection begins on page 33 and carries on to the top of page 41. One or two quick comments. I would […]

A vaccine for stress

There is a very nice article on stress in Wired Magazine. It provides a nice summary of Sapolsky’s research on stress as well as various treatment methods. The new twist, for me anyway, is that Sapolsky is working on a vaccine to inhibit the damaging effects of stress on the body and brain.