Letter from Sigmund Freud to Wilhelm Fliess: 31st October 1897 : Known as Letter 73

by Julia Evans on October 31, 1897

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 73: p227-228 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

4) 31st October 1897 : p275-276 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.


Eric Mosbacher & James Strachey translation here

J. M. Masson’s translation available here




Quoted in Jacques Lacan: Seminar VII : The Ethics of Psychoanalysis 1959-1960 : session of 25th November 1959: p26 of Dennis Porter’s translation