Introduction to Psycho-Analysis and the War Neuroses (1919) & Memorandum to a Commission set up by the Austrian War Ministry in the following year (1920): Sigmund Freud

by Julia Evans on January 1, 1919

Introduction to psychoanalysis and the war neuroses: 1919 : Sigmund Freud

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Introduction to Psycho-Analysis and the War Neuroses (1919) & Memorandum presented by Sigmund Freud  to a Commission set up by the Austrian War Ministry in the following year (1920): Sigmund Freud

Probably translated by James Strachey

Standard Edition: Volume 17: p205-215   [p2868]

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Quoted from the Standard Edition: 1955c’s introduction, probably written by James Strachey:

Introduction to ‘Zur Psychoanalyse der Kriegsneurosen’

(a) German Editions:

1919 Leipzig and Vienna : Internationaler Psychoanalytischer Verlag. 3-7.

1928 G.S., Vol 11, p252-5.

1931 Neurosenlehre und Technik, 310 -15.

1947 G.W., Vol 12, p321-4.

(b) English Translations:

Introduction to Psycho-Analysis and the War Neuroses

1921 London, Vienna and New York: International Psycho-Analytical Press. 1-4.

1950 C,P., Vol 5, 83-7. (Tr. J. Strachey.) (Under the title ‘Psycho-Analysis and War Neuroses’.)

It seems probable that the translation published in 1921 was by Ernest Jones, The present translation is a slightly corrected version of the one published in 1950.

The proceedings at the Fifth International Psycho-Analytical Congress, held at Budapest on September 28 and 29, 1918, at which Freud read a paper (published on p. 159 ff. in SE, Vol 17) also included a symposium on ‘The Psycho-Analysis of War Neuroses’, which was opened with three papers read respectively by Sándor Ferenczi, Karl Abraham and Ernst Simmel. These three papers, together with another on the same topic by Ernest Jones, which had been read in London before the Royal Society of Medicine on April 9, 1918, were published a year later in a small volume, the first to be issued by the newly founded Internationaler Psychoanalytischer Verlag (see below, p267). They were there preceded by the present short introduction by Freud. In the original English translation, but not in any of the German editions, this introduction is dated ‘Spring, 1919’.

Freud returned to the subject of the treatment of war neuroses in a Memorandum presented by him to a Commission set up by the Austrian War Ministry in the following year (Freud 1955c[ 1920]).This is printed as an appendix to this paper.