Dianetics: The Original Thesis was written by Ron in 1947, fifteen years after he began his studies of the mind. […]
Originally titled Scientology: A New Science, the book was retitled Abnormal Dianetics when it was offered to the medical and psychiatric profession in early 1948. The work was not utilized by these professions; it was, however, accepted broadly by the public at large. […]
The first hardcover edition, titled Dianetics: The Original Thesis was published in Wichita, Kansas in December 1951.
In 1983, the book was newly released with an updated title: The Dynamics of Life.1
- Hubbard, L. R. (1991). Dianetics: The Original Thesis by L. Ron Hubbard The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology (1991 ed., Vol. I, p. 3). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications, Inc. ↩