26-06-1914 Ferenczi to Freud

482 Iron

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL PSYCHOANALYSIS Edited by Professor Dr Sigm. Freud editors: Dr. S. Ferenczi, Budapest, VII. Elisabethring 54/ Dr. Otto Rank, Vienna IX / 4, Simondenkgasse 8 Verlag Hugo Heller & C °, Vienna, The. Farmers Market N ° 3 Subscription Price : year-round (6 Notebooks, 36-40 Bow) K 21.60 = Mk. 18.

Budapest, the 26 June 1914

Dear Professor,

I have rarely been so uncertain value, or no value, a job as the one I sent you here (1). Can you tell me your opinion bluntly, I expect the worst. I ask you to consider the courage to submit it as a kind of sincerity that has no intention to conceal even what is poor. But I will not deny that at times, there are things in there that seem fair and important.

I'm glad not to be mistaken, by offering to leave you alone this summer. I find it hard to push my vacation until September (you know that Budapest in August is not really a summer resort suitable); I would therefore like to my decision from here, I have nothing to do, the 1he August. I probe to see if Jones is free to this time, and it is possible that I go to England I am not yet gone.

I read again a trait of "History of the Psychoanalytic Movement". I find it excellent and I am glad that you do not get left soften and do not make any changes. The effect can not fail to happen, and I look forward to your new.

Tomorrow I'm going to my sister province, Nyiregy dwell qui-près de haza (2), but I'll be back Monday night.

Cordial greetings to you and yours,


A significant contribution to the regression of genital and oral was given to me by a patient, already cured of impotence, who now must live in abstinence, because of gonorrhea. From, his teeth concerned with surprising frequency; he must constantly bite something, or cringe. I have come to believe that biting is also contributing to the genital libidinal (see the analogy of pace in the act of biting and coitus) and the symbolism of teeth is his last source. Therefore : perspective to explore the foundations of organic symbolic.

1. Probably "To understand the psychoneurosis of age back", mentioned in 479 Iron.

2. See 203 Iron and notes 3.

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