Year: 1958 Source: New York: Basic Books, 1958. p.237-364 SIEC No: 19840885

A detailed case description & the analyses of an European woman who committed suicide near the turn of the century are described. Excerpts from Ellen West’s diary are used to illustrate her obsession with food & her developing illness. Shortly after release from the Kreuzlingen Sanitorium, where she was seen by Kraepelin, Bleuler & others, West poisoned herself. Existential, existential/psychoanalytic, & psychopathological analyses are considered. (RM)