Letter from Sigmund Freud to Wilhelm Fliess: 29th August1894 : Known as Letter 21

by Julia Evans on August 29, 1894

Publication dates

1) In Marie Bonaparte, Anna Freud, and Ernst Kris, (Eds.), (1950a). Aus den anfangen der psychoanalyse. briefe an Wilhelm Fliess, abhandlungen und notizen aus de jahren 1887-1902. London: Imago;

2) Corrected transcription in J. M. Masson and Michael Schröter, (Eds.), Briefe an Wilhelm Fliess, 1887-1904, Frankfurt am Main: Fischer, 1986

In English translation:

3) Letter 21: p100 in Marie Bonaparte, Anna Freud, and Ernst Kris, (Eds.), The origins of psycho-analysis: Letters to Wilhelm Fliess, drafts and notes, 1887-1902, (Eric Mosbacher & James Strachey, Trans.), London: Imago, 1954

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4) August 29th 1894 : p95 of The complete letters of Sigmund Freud to Wilhelm Fliess, 1887-1904. (Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Ed. and Trans.). (1985c). Cambridge, MA, and London: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

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Sigmund Freud refers to Paul J. Möbius ‘Neurologische Beiträge’. In this book he defends his psychological point of view over that of Meynert and his school. He defends vigorously the reality of the injuries suffered by individuals who had what were then called traumatic neuroses. See the J. M. Masson translation.

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