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(1926). Communication of the Central Executive. Bul. Int. Psychoanal. Assn., 7:119.

(1926). Bulletin of the International Psycho-Analytic Association, 7:119

Communication of the Central Executive

On December 25, 1925, Dr. Karl Abraham, the universally respected President of the International Psycho-Analytical Association, succumbed to an obdurate complaint against which he had fought bravely for six months with all his strength. Few members of our International Associations have been so widely known and so highly estimated as he was, so that it is certainly expressing the general feeling to say that the whole community of our Association has suffered a severe loss, from which it will be hard to recover.

After a discussion with those local Presidents who were present at the funeral ceremonies, Dr. Sandor Ferenczi from Budapest, Dr. Van Emden from The Hague, and Dr. Ernest Jones from London, also with the Council of the Central Executive, Drs. Hitschmann and Van Ophuijsen, and a subsequent talk with Professor Freud, it was decided that the Central Secretary should discharge the duties of Central President until the next Congress, which alone has the power of electing a new President. All matters concerning presidential duties should therefore be directed to Dr. Max Eitingon.

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