The pleasure afforded to me by your letter is enormous yet almost painful. How greatly things have changed since we saw each other last – and not always for the better. I, for my part, have been recalling the moment you told me that to be called my pupil isn’t tantamount to martyrdom. See more
I would point one of these changes out to you were I not afraid of the censor. I’ve a great deal of work once again: nine new patients, with whom I spend eight to nine hours each day. This diverts me and is good for my health, which is also boosted by my financial security – I shall not go bankrupt. My income remains the same, but the value of money has changed significantly since the start of the war.
Dear Mr Professor, I imagine that you have been been back from Vienna for a few weeks now. A young doctor has recently begun working in my clinic who expresses a great interest in psychoanalysis. To my great delight I have learnt that there are many young doctors who are interested in our work, and that those with a keen interest in psychiatry are applying to work at my clinic. The third part of your lectures is simply wonderful. I think it is the best possible introductory course for our new adepts (although I think those already familiar with the subject will take more from the “lectures” than newcomers).