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'A pretty piece of treachery': the strange case of Dr Stekel and Sigmund Freud.

  title={'A pretty piece of treachery': the strange case of Dr Stekel and Sigmund Freud.},
  author={P. Kuhn},
  journal={The International journal of psycho-analysis},
  volume={79 ( Pt 6)},
  • P. Kuhn
  • Published 1998
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
Freud claimed he broke with Stekel not because of 'scientific differences' but because of 'exclusively ... personal qualities'. The author offers an alternative version of this significant fragment of psychoanalytic history by suggesting that Freud acted out of revenge for the humiliation that he believed Stekel and Adler inflicted upon him at the 1910 Nuremberg Congress. He suggests that casting the story of the break between Stekel and Freud in the narrative shadow of Robert Louis Stevenson's… Expand
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