Freud- Jung Letters

Dear Professor Freud, 6 November 1911

The first days after my return were crowded with trivia.

Now at last I can breathe again.

I have discussed the Zentralblatt situation with Riklin and issued the necessary orders. (I have the feeling that nothing moves unless one brandishes a whip.)

Most people are only too glad to have a ruler or tyrant over them.

Man invented rulers out of sheer laziness.

My message to the Zentralblatt’ will go off at the earliest opportunity.

The last stretch of military service has made all work impossible.

Reports of meetings of the branch societies will appear as heretofore in the Bulletin, hence the reports of the meetings in Vienna should also be directed to the central office.

I am making up the Bulletin together with Riklin and shall send it to Stekel.

Since our space in the Zentralblatt is limited, we must have reports of meetings from the branch societies every month so that the material doesn’t pile up too much.

The reports should be drawn up as hitherto.

Aren’t you afraid that the publication of longer papers in the Zentralblatt will generate unnecessary competition with the Jahrbuch.

I’d like to see Silberer’s papers in the latter.

The Zentralblatt would be serving a more valuable purpose if it presented elementary didactic articles, suitable shall we say for beginners and patients.

I would gladly vote for a subsidy if the Zentralblatt printed monographs of an elementary and didactic nature, It is, after all, intended mainly for medical
men, and Silberer’s paper can hardly be called medical.

Anyway I couldn’t take Silberer into the Jahrbuch until the January number.

For this reason I am not putting up any serious opposition but merely wanted to express (most respectfully) my opinion that papers of this kind are not quite in the right place in the Zentralblatt.

If his paper has already been lying around a long time its early publication would be desirable.

Rank’s “Lohengrin” is excellent.”

The next Jahrbuch will include three things of Silberer’s,” among them the paper Bleuler objected to for some unaccountable reason; I really can’t find anything offensive
in it.

Pfister will bring his next installment;” Sadger speaks of mucus eroticism,” with ill-concealed moral indignation.

Sachs” is in it too.

Zurich is represented not only by Pfister but by two very scientific items” which should lend a quite special cachet to the Jahrbuch from the standpoint of the official, well-behaved (censored) consciousness.

My second part” is not yet finished; I must in any case postpone it till January because of the bulk of the current Jahrbuch.

Not a word from Specht-clear proof of the seriousness of his intentions.

I am shedding no tears for Hirschfeld.

Otherwise all is well with us.

Kindest regards,

Most sincerely yours,

DR. Jung ~Carl Jung, Freud/Jung Letters, Vol. 1, Pages 454-455