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Jung, C.G. (1907). Letter from C. G. Jung to Sigmund Freud, April 17, 1907. The Freud/Jung Letters: The Correspondence Between Sigmund Freud and C. G. Jung, 35-38.
    

Jung, C.G. (1907). Letter from C. G. Jung to Sigmund Freud, April 17, 1907. The Freud/Jung Letters: The Correspondence Between Sigmund Freud and C. G. Jung, 35-38

Letter from C. G. Jung to Sigmund Freud, April 17, 1907 Book Information Previous Up Next

C. G. Jung

21 J

Burghölzli-Zürich, 17 April 1907

Dear Professor Freud,

Many thanks for your news! Unfortunately I must tell you at once that we have no room at all in the Clinic at present, which is most regrettable. We are once again in a period of fearful overcrowding. At the same time I would like to remind you that our in-patient department, being a State institution, is not prodigally luxurious and caters only for the general public. The board for foreigners amounts only to 10-12 fr. a day at the maximum. The charge for a private attendant is a little more than 2 fr. a day. Cheap and middling to good, therefore. As I said we are inundated at present, so it is quite impossible for us to take your patient. I hope, however, that this will not set a precedent, for I would dearly like to investigate a case with which you too are thoroughly acquainted. It may be that in a few weeks we shall have enough room again.

I can understand how repugnant it must be for you to get into cock rights, for that is exactly how the public looks at it and satisfies its sublimated blood lust. Since I am not so deeply committed and am not defending my own brain-children, it sometimes tickles me to venture into the arena. The identification with you will later prove to be very flattering; now it is honor cum onere.

Your case is most interesting. The attacks look more hysteriform than catatonic. The voices are highly suspicious, indicating a very deep split and a brittleness of the niveau mental.

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