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Ferenczi, S. (1917). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, August 27, 1917. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi Volume 2, 1914-1919, 236.

Ferenczi, S. (1917). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, August 27, 1917. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi Volume 2, 1914-1919 , 236

Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, August 27, 1917 Book Information Previous Up Next

Sándor Ferenczi

Budapest, August 27, 1917

Dear Professor,

The matter is certainly not going as well as we imagined it would at the beginning; the person in question is making various difficulties. But I think the matter can be worked out in the end. Great obstacle also the question of residence, also soon to be solved, I hope.—

About your assumption, as it were, [to confirm] that catarrhs and the like easily occur after the cure of a neurosis, last week I went through a severe pharyngitis and a cold; but they were only the precursors of the most intensively acute stomach and intestinal inflammation, from which I—albeit still weakened—am just beginning to recover.

The revision of the translation of “Totem and Taboo” has given me a lot to do; frightfully many misunderstandings in it. Translating it would have been easier work. His new foreword is less stupid, but also quite boring and superfluous. I will write to him that you insist that the work should be preceded by only one foreword (by me). Do you agree?

Practice normal. Four hours in the afternoon. A new patient booked.

I was hoping up to the last minute that you won't scorn a follow-up cure in Balatonföldvár. I wanted to visit you there with Frau G. I telegraphed Fräulein Anna that she should stay in Budapest for at least two to three days. Good lodgings have been taken care of.—I hear she feels well in Kótaj.

Kind regards.

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