Case history of Schreber: 16th December 1910: Sigmund Freud

by Julia Evans on December 16, 1910

Published as:

1) Psychoanalytic notes on an autobiographical account of a case of paranoia (Dementia Paranoides): 1910, published in 1911

Available to download here. (Copy in word)

Or available here. (pdf copy with the additional Strachey references)

Translated by Alix and James Strachey

2) Republished:

a)  1958, in the Standard Edition, Volume 12, p1-82. A reissue of the 1925 translation.

b) Republished: 1979, in the Penguin Freud Library, Volume 9, Case Histories II, p131-226 with chapter headings as follows:

Editor’s Introduction p131

[Introduction] p 138

I Case History p 141

II Attempts at Interpretation p 168

III On the Mechanism of Paranoia p 198

Postscript Written 1911, Published 1912

3)  Editor’s Introduction (p132 pfl onwards)

See Editor’s Introduction (Psycho-Analytic Notes on an autobiographical account of a case of paranoia (Dementia Paranoides) [Case of Schreber] : 1958 : James Strachey or here

4)  Other References

D. P. Schreber: Memoirs of my nervous illness: translated and edited with introduction, notes, and discussion by Ida MacAlpine & Richard Hunter:  Published Harvard University Press: 1988 (Originally in German)

Available here : Memoirs of my nervous illness: 1903: D. P. Schreber or here

Jacques Lacan refers to this case many times. In particular, he examines it in Seminar III: The Psychoses: 1955-1956.  The version edited by Jacques-Alain Miller & translated by Russell Grigg is published by Routledge in 1993.

Available here : Seminar III: The Psychoses: 1955-1956: from 16th November 1955: Jacques Lacan or here

& ‘On a question preliminary to any possible treatment of psychosis’ p179-225 of the translation by Alan Sheridan published in “Jacques Lacan: Écrits: a selection”, Tavistock, 1977. : Available here : On a question preliminary to any possible treatment of psychosis : 1958 : Jacques Lacan or here

Presentation of the ‘Memoirs’ of President Schreber in French translation: November 1966: Jacques Lacan or available here

Introduction to ‘A bi-lingual edition of Schreber’s Memoirs of my mental illness/ Denkwürdigkeiten eines Nervenkranken’: August 2005: Richard G. Klein or available here

Availability of Daniel Paul Schreber’s Memoirs of my nervous illness & many of the commentaries or here