[SEC41a11]1909 S.P.H., 121-32. (Tr. A. A. Brill.) (1912, 2nd ed.; 1920, 3rd ed.)
[SEC41a12]‘The Defence Neuro-Psychoses’
[SEC41a13]1924 C.P., 1, 59-75. (Tr. J. Rickman.)
[SEC41a14]Included (No. XXIX) in Freud's own collection of abstracts of his early works (1897b). The present translation, with a changed title, is based on that of 1924.
[SEC41a15]When Freud finished this paper in January, 1894, a year had elapsed since the appearance of his last psychopathological work—the ‘Preliminary Communication’, written jointly with Breuer. (The only exceptions were the paper on hysterical paralyses, planned and drafted years earlier, and the Charcot obituary.) And another year was to elapse before any more were to appear. Yet the years 1893 and 1894 were far from idle. In 1893 Freud was still producing a quantity of neurological work, while in 1894 he was preparing his contributions to Studies on Hysteria. But throughout both these years, as we can see from his letters to Fliess, he was deeply engaged in investigating what had now completely ousted neurology from his focus of interest —the problems of the neuroses.
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