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Ferenczi, S. (1925). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, October 25, 1925. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 235.

Ferenczi, S. (1925). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, October 25, 1925. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 235

Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, October 25, 1925 Book Information Previous Up Next

Sándor Ferenczi

[Rundbrief]1

Budapest, October 25, 1925

Dear friends, Jones's diligence has gradually encouraged all the members of the Committee to follow his praiseworthy example, as it now also has me.

Locally, there is not much to report: the sessions have begun, the election of new members (more correctly: reelection) was carried out, there was a report about the Congress, and I repeated my Congress lecture [about which evil tongues say that it was a disorderly retreat,2 in contrast to Rank's orderly one].3 Dr. Feldmann, who was expelled by us, has now sold himself to Stekel and has founded a branch society here of his “Independent Psycho-Analytic Association.”4 We must now unfold somewhat more propaganda to the public here, and have already been deliberating about the modalities. (Open lectures, publications, etc.)

On to the international questions: first and foremost we should report about the general joy that Abraham's recovery also produced in us. We ask him to spare himself as much as possible and also to report further about himself in his communications.

I share completely Herr Professor's view5: by limiting training to the few who subject themselves to the full strict course of instruction, we are practically driving the majority of those who seek instruction (among them valuable elements) to charlatans like Stekel. We would have to concern ourselves with the possibility of a less complete course of instruction. Almost every week I am contacted by physicians, professors, etc.

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