11-12-1907 Jung to Freud

44 J

Burghölzli Zurich, II. IX. 07.

Honored Professor!

Last night I went to Amsterdam and am again in a better condition to consider my experiences with the prospect of Congress spatial and temporal distance. Before you try to paint the events that followed, I thank you from my heart for your letter, which came just at the right time, because it was then a blessing for me to feel that I was fighting not only for a great discovery, but also a great man worthy of veneration. The recognition of the facts slowly or quickly, or we fight them, it can leave me pretty cold, but the real manure is poured on everything that does not fit, this is disgusting. One thing I've eaten in quantity unheard in the Congress, it is up to the contempt of the genus homo sapiens nausea.

Discussion of my presentation accidentally came prematurely to an end did not take place until the next, although there was no real reason for the return. Bezzola a pris the words of the Prime Minister, to "protest" against you, against me and against the doctrine of sexual hysteria (accents underlying moral !). An hour ago, I tried to get along with him, only, amicably - not. It does not envy you that you write books, or your income, what can make us die of laughter or rage. Nothing but rabid affect, without logical basis, against you and me.

It is then Alt (1) of Uchtspringe announced that terrorism against you, namely, that never again a patient to a physician for treatment Freudian tendency - lack of awareness - crap - etc.. Strongest applause and congratulations going to the speaker are those of Pr Pull (2), Berlin. Then came Sachs (3) Breslau, who said some very large rubbish, we can not repeat; also violently applauded. Janet can not remember to note that he also has heard your name. It is true that knows nothing of your teaching, but he is convinced that everything is nonsense. Heilbronner Utrecht is only questionable as "elements of your doctrine (4) "Experiences of association. He found that everything I was exposed to this subject illusion, not to mention Freud. Aschaffenburg was not present at the discussion, so I decided not to conclude. However, before, Frank Zurich spoke strongly for you, Gross well Graz, which has also extensively explained, section in the psychological, the signi-fication of your theory, insofar as it affects the secondary function (5). Damage that G[ross] is such a psychopath; it is a strong intellect and he, with its secondary function, gained influence psychologists. I talked a lot with him and I saw qv'il is a zealous partisan of ideas. After the discussion, le Privy Binswanger, Jena, qu'Aschaffenburg told me he had said before his lecture that he need (B[inswanger]) assistance during the discussion ! You will recall that in my last letter I told you about lapses of Afschaffenburg]. Another slip, I have experienced retrospectively, was : "Breuer and I ayons » c.-à-d. "Breuer and Freud have ". All this fits very nicely for my diagnosis. Besides his absence the next day was due to a judicial summons that he could not return. Yes A[schaffenburg] there was, I would have absolutely told the truth again. The others were too stupid.

To my great surprise, He was among a young English man from London, Dr Jones (6) (a Celt Wales!), who knows very well written and your work itself psychoanalytically. You will probably visit later. He is very intelligent and could perhaps provide a day of good work.

Oppenheim (7) Binswanger and are in a state of benevolent neutrality, but both show opposition to sexuality. Despite the current opposition, excessively large, I acquired consoling certainty that your ideas penetrate slowly but surely from several sides, precisely because they do not release anyone who has once accepted.

Janet is a vain, even if it is a good observer. What he says and is now simply sterile. What else happened at the congress is, as usual, unimportant. I could once again see plenty that psychiatry, no ideas, is on the decline, This is already the case in Kraepelin. The anatomy and classification attempts were still above, or "ways annexes", that lead nowhere.

I hope that your health will recover completely soon. In these circumstances of course I dare not insist on my desires, but I rejoice much to hope to see you during the Christmas holidays.

Maybe then I express on this occasion a desire designed long repressed but always : I'd love to have a photograph, but as I've known you, and not as you were there for years. I have already expressed this desire your wife to Vienna. But it seems to me that something is falling back into oblivion. Would you have the great goodness to fulfill perhaps once? I would be extremely grateful, as always happens from time to time that I need your picture.

With best regards and wishes, Your most devoted


1. Konrad Alt (1861-1922), director of a sanatorium in Saxony famous Uchtspringe. He is the author of the report that the conference published the Monthly magazine. Cf. 43 J, n. 1.

2. Theodore Pull (1862-1950), professor of psychiatry and neurology at Berlin (1904-1912), then in Halle (1917-1930). Meanwhile he s'ctait devoted to the philosophy (positive). He worked primarily in the areas of child psychology, tests of intelligence and knowledge of the character. Ziehen is the first to use the term "complex compounded by the feeling" [emotional complex], in his book Guide to physiological psychology [Guide physiological psychology], Jena 1891. See Jones, II, p. 120 et Ellenberger, p. 692. Jung continued this term with the work he wrote in Riklin 1904, "Experimental studies on the associations Healthy» [Experimental research on healthy men's groups], G.W., 2. Jung further recognized the paternity of Ziehen verbatim in his work 1905 on psychological diagnosis for finding G.W., 2, § 733, n. l3. Freud used the term for the first time in Psychoanalysis and the establishment of facts in judicial matters by a diagnostic method, cf. 1 F, n. 2.

3. Heinrich Sachs, professor of psychiatry at Breslau.

4. Cf. 1 F, n. 2. It was, Field Research Jung, non de Freud.

5. Refer, is a hypothesis Gross (The cerebral function secondary, cf. 33 J, n. 6) : there are two psychological types, which respectively correspond to the primary and the secondary function of the brain. Cf. explanation of Jung G.W., 6, § 528.

6. Ernest Jones (1879-1958) soon became one of the most faithful disciples of Freud. He was living in London; from 1908 professor at Toronto, Canada. Founder of the American Association of Psychoanalysis (1911) et de la British Psycho-analytical Society (1913). It was founded in 1912 the "Committee" of the closest collaborators of Freud, cf. instructions after 321 J, He is the author of the biography in three volumes The Life and Work of Sigmund Freud, Paris, 1958-1969; ed. orig. New York and London, 1953- 1957, for the preparation of which he had access to this correspondence, Courtesy of Jung. Cf. C. G. Young, Letters, II, p. 365.

7. Hermann Oppenheim (1858-1919), Berlin neurologist, founder and director of a private clinic deemed. He was a relative by marriage of Abraham, and supported by sending patients; later he turned against psychoanalysis.

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