05-10-1906 Jung to Freud

2 J

Burghölzli Zurich, 5. X. 1906 (1).

Honored Professor!

Receive the most dedicated my thanks for your kind sending. This collection of various small your written (2) should be highly welcome anyone who wants to assimilate quickly and thoroughly your view. Hopefully in the future will increase your scientific community constantly, despite the attacks that‘Aschaffenburg (3), applauded by the authorities, has brought to your teaching, we would almost say to your person. What is sad in these attacks, this is only my opinion Aschaffenburg clings to things outside, while the merits of your teaching are in the psychological, psychiatrists and psychologists modern observance dominate too little. I recently exchanged a lively correspondence (4) with Aschaffenburg about your education, and I have defended the view aforesaid, with which, honored Professor, you are perhaps not entirely agree. What I can estimate the range, and made us move here on psychopathology, what are your views psychological, while the genesis and treatment of hysteria are still, given the paucity of our material hysterical, quite far from my mind; that is to say, I think your treatment based not only on the effects of abreaction, but also some personal relationships (5), and the genesis of hysteria seems to be, of predominantly but not exclusively, sexual. I see the same attitude towards your theory of sexuality. Aschaffenburg, by relying exclusively on these delicate theoretical issues, forget the main, your psychology, where it is certain that one day psychiatry derive a profit inexhaustible. I hope soon to send you a little book (6) in which I consider your point of view, dementia praecox and psychology. I also published the first case (7) where I made Bleuler (8) attention to the existence of your principles, which still faced stiff resistance on his part. But as you know, Bleuler is now absolutely converted.

With the expression of my respect

your grateful and devoted

C. G. Young.


1. For stationery letterhead printed, of 21 X 3o cm, see facsimile pl. 3. Jung lived with his wife and two fdles in the main building of the clinic Burghölzli, located east of the city of Zurich. See pl. 1. This letter was published in Young, Letters, flight. The.

2. Collection of small fonts for neuroses [Small collection of writings on the theory of neurosis], vol I, Vienna, 1906, G. W., I et V].

3. Gustav Aschaffenburg (1866-1944), professor of psychiatry and neurology at Heidelberg, then Halle and Cologne; from 1939 practitioner and teacher in Baltimore and Washington, U.S.A. His attack is contained in a speech he made the 27 may 1906 Congress of neurologists and psychiatrists in southwest Germany in Baden-Baden : "The relationship between sexual life and the appearance of nervous and mental diseases". Cf. Munich medical weekly, LIII, 3, 11 September 1906. Cf. Jones also, The life and work of Sigmund Freud, 3 flight., Paris, 1958- 1969 (henceforth abbreviated : Jones), II, p. 117.

4. This correspondence seems lost

5. See 19 J, n. 1.

6. About the psychology of dementia praecox, see 9 J, n. 1.

7. No doubt if the seamstress B. St., ibid [G. W., 3] § 198 sq.

8. Paul Eugen Bleuler (1857-1939), of 1898 at 1927 professor of psychiatry at the University of Zurich and director of the asylum Burghölzli, succeeding his master Forel. Formerly director of the asylum Rhei-nau (canton de Zurich) twelve years. Cf. Walser, Rheinau, p. 27 sq. One of the great pioneers of psychiatry, particularly of dementia praecox, he was the first to call "schizophrenia". See 272 J n. 7 on his important treatise. Under the direct influence of the psychoanalytic method, he gave important contributions to the understanding of autism and ambivalence. It might have been sensitive to the ideas of Freud 1901 already, Jung did when do a presentation on The Interpretation of Dreams to physicians Burghölzli. He pleaded his life against alcoholism. Its Textbook of Psychiatry [Manual of Psychiatry], Berlin, 1916, authority is still. See also 2.7*2 J n. 8.

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