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Ferenczi, S. (1919). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, January 1, 1919. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi Volume 2, 1914-1919, 322-323.

Ferenczi, S. (1919). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, January 1, 1919. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi Volume 2, 1914-1919 , 322-323

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Sándor Ferenczi

Budapest, January 1, 1919

Dear Professor,

I owe you special thanks for the “Small Writings” [Kleinen Schriften],1 which were conveyed to me by Fräulein Dr. Révész, which much sooner deserve to be called large writings, not only by virtue of their dimensions.

I eagerly followed the winding paths of the analysis of the Russian.2 The constructions which were made there first hold up without exception in all analytic cases. You have again found what is generally valid in a special investigation.

How is our friend Toni? If you happen to mention the Dubovicz case in your conversations, I ask you to observe that I recently told Toni that the probable cause of the failure of Frau Dubovicz's transference to me was as follows: During her girlhood Frau Dubovicz had been in hypnotic treatment with me, and I had given her a sign of a friendly-tender sympathy, which makes the analytic-ascetic method—at least by my person—unacceptable to her.

Naturally, I am now representing the interests of Dr. Dubovicz, my present patient. But it should also be in the interests of all concerned if relations between Toni and Frau Dubovicz are severed completely. For Dr. Dubovicz it is a vital issue—whereas Toni can easily get over it.—But

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