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    Sigmund Freud Typed Letter Signed "freud." One page, 6" x 8.75", on his personal letterhead, in German, Semmering [Austria], September 13, 1924. One year earlier, Freud had detected a lesion in his mouth that was later identified to be cancerous from his heavy cigar smoking. Writing to an unknown recipient, Freud wants to set up a meeting, but is having difficulty setting a day with doctor visits, in part:

    "It is true that visits still tire me very much, but your wish for a conversation concurs with mine, because I have decided to resign from the leadership of the group; I would like to hear your opinion about the consequences. When should this conversation take place? The next week is completely unsuitable for me since my physicians are coming back, and I do not know of any day when I will be here or in Vienna; when I am in Vienna it is always difficult for me to be on time for the train for my return. But in 14 days we will move to Vienna and I suggest to you to plan your visit perhaps for one of the last days of this month."

    Freud struggled with mouth cancer until his death in 1939. The pain had become so severe that he committed suicide with the help of a physician friend, Max Schur, who administered fatal doses of morphine over the course of two days. Toned upper edge. Smoothed folds with overall wrinkling.


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