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Abraham, K. (1907). Letter from Karl Abraham to Sigmund Freud, December 21, 1907. The Complete Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Karl Abraham 1907-1925, 14-15.
    

Abraham, K. (1907). Letter from Karl Abraham to Sigmund Freud, December 21, 1907. The Complete Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Karl Abraham 1907-1925, 14-15

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Karl Abraham

13A

Berlin
21 December 1907

Dear Professor,

Late on Wednesday night,1 when I got back to the hotel, I found the little box2 in my briefcase. The contents and the accompanying words gave me much pleasure. With this so charmingly chosen courtesy you topped all the preceding ones. Let me thank you cordially once again for all your hospitality and for all the instruction and stimulation. I do very much hope that the number of the followers of your science may increase. But if they were all to come and make as much claim on your hospitality and time as I did, then perhaps you might one day prefer your enemies to your friends! The days that I was allowed to spend in your company and in the midst of your family were most gratifying to me. To be surrounded by so much kindliness and at the same so much culture is a rare joy. I left with the feeling of staying deeply indebted to you. Maybe I shall be able to pay off, step by step, a part of this debt by scientific collaboration.

I shall soon present to you something on the question of the withdrawal of libido in dementia præcox. I was consulted today about a young patient whom you examined some time ago in Görlitz.3 He now has a severe hallucinatory psychosis; the obsessional symptoms persist.

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