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Freud, S. (1928). Letter from Freud to Lou Andreas-Salomé, May 9, 1928. The International Psycho-Analytical Library, 89:174-175.

(1928). The International Psycho-Analytical Library, 89:174-175

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Sigmund Freud

9.5.1928
Vienna IX, Berggasse 19

My dear Lou

At least it was very nice to hear from you again. Even if birthdays cannot be avoided, their celebration gives rise to all manner of misgivings, and hence we wish for some proof that they too may have their uses.

It must often happen that particular people have particular experiences to relate, as in the case of your K. One must take note of such a case. We have here a Dr. Reich,200 a worthy but impetuous young man, passionately devoted to his hobby-horse, who now salutes in the genital orgasm the antidote to every neurosis. Perhaps he might learn from your analysis of K. to feel some respect for the complicated nature of the psyche.

Behind your patient's anal regression lies her father-identification and behind that therefore her certainly by no means inconsiderable masculinity complex?

You have certainly no need to regret having missed the discussion on the yellow illusion. As a result of the trouble with my prosthesis

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