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Ferenczi, S. (1923). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, May 8, 1923. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 103.

Ferenczi, S. (1923). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, May 8, 1923. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 103

Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, May 8, 1923 Book Information Previous Up Next

Sándor Ferenczi

Budapest, May 8, 1923

Dear Professor,

I wouldn't like to wait until Whitsun (when I will be in Vienna and see you), so I ask you to instruct me, if only in a few lines, about the operation that you endured.1 I fear that you will now have to renounce a main pleasure, namely, smoking, for a rather long time! Please enlighten me with regard to that as well.

Jones added a few lines to today's Rundbrief from England, in which he talks about getting me invited to the Oxford Congress as well.2 In consideration of your advice to cultivate every connection with England, I didn't out and out refuse, but requested detailed explanation about time, ameliorations of a financial nature, etc.

In the next few days I want to bring to paper a little technical contribution to “activity”3 and send it in to you and Rank for appraisal. I am curious as to what you will say about it.

I will save the second half of the “Ego and Id” for a few quiet evenings. But things are already humming all around me with “ego,” “id,” and “superego.”

Many kind regards.

Yours,

Ferenczi

Notes to "Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, May 8, 1923"

1 The first operation on Freud's palate, an excision on the right anterior palatine arch for leukoplakia (the appearance of whitish spots on the mucous membrane of the mouth, often precancerous). On April 7, 1923, Freud had summoned his physician Felix Deutsch. Regarding the consultation, the latter noted: Professor on April 7, 1923.

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