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Freud, S. (1902). Letter from Freud to Fliess, January 17, 1902. The Complete Letters of Sigmund Freud to Wilhelm Fliess, 1887-1904, 454-455.

Freud, S. (1902). Letter from Freud to Fliess, January 17, 1902. The Complete Letters of Sigmund Freud to Wilhelm Fliess, 1887-1904, 454-455

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Sigmund Freud

Vienna, January 17, 1902
IX., Berggasse 19

Dear Wilhelm:

I thank you for your inquiry to which I am replying forthwith. Scarlet fever broke out with Ernst and Anna on the first day of Christmas, still very light, and so far has run its course without complications. I see the patients in the morning before I take my bath and find them cheerful, although palefaced and subdued.

It was not possible to send the other children out of the house because of the well-known uncertainties. So we isolated them as much as possible in the house, and so far there is no suspicion of any new illness. Since they are not allowed to go to school, they are enjoying life and are thriving magnificently.

My sister, too, is seriously ill. We are having highly abnormal weather and on the whole peculiarly bad times.

Further thanks for Lubarsch.1 Miss G.R. had already sent me the two issues. So far I have found only two reviews in professional journals, Zeitschrift für Psychologie und Physiologie der Sinnesorgane2 and Monatsschrift für Neurologie und Psychiatrie [sic]; naturally both are shocked by the intrusion into science.3

I know nothing of you and hope I may assume that all is well.

Cordial greetings.



Notes to "Letter from Freud to Fliess, January 17, 1902"

1 A positive review/article, “Schlaf und Traum,” by O. Lubarsch that appeared in Die Woche (“There can be no doubt that Freud's work is extraordinarily rich for the understanding of dreams”).

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