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Freud, S. (1924). Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, October 7, 1924. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 181.

Freud, S. (1924). Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, October 7, 1924. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 181

Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, October 7, 1924 Book Information Previous Up Next

Sigmund Freud

Vienna, October 7, 1924
IX., Berggasse 19

Dear friend,

Federn was with me, behaved very well, and made a suggestion to me which for the moment eliminates completely the difficulties with Rank. He thinks I shouldn't resign yet, because no successor is available, but request an extended sick leave, as it were, while I accept reelection. I will do that.

I have five hours of work, but a sixth will always be added, either a walk-in or a foreign patient, or both. I can't give up seeing foreigners, for everyone is doing very badly, including Nunberg.1 Yesterday I was able to send Federn his first patient. Today I will talk to [Helene] Deutsch, tomorrow to Dr. Meng from Stuttgart.2 My next step will be to call up Frau Kraus, who wants to build the polyclinic, in order to bring light into this matter.

I am naturally also of the opinion that you refrain from any encouragement with Rank; you should only clarify what he intends to do. Jones writes that he has bad reports about him from four or five quarters. The disparaging remarks about both your person and your work are the most painful though the most comprehensible3—he thinks. Meanwhile, one mustn't forget how unreliable people's talk is. It would, however, fit his letters.

I greet you and Frau G. cordially.

Yours,

Freud

Notes to "Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, October 7, 1924"

1 See letter 641, n. 2.

2 Heinrich Meng (1887-1972), M.D., analysand of Paul Federn (1921) and Hanns Sachs (1922).

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