Freud's first use of the term "psychoanalysis".
In an article published in French on the aetiology of neuroses Freud uses this expression for the first time, instead of suggestion or catharsis, to describe his methods.
Freud gives a lecture at the scientific society on the aetiology of hysteria in which he claims that "at the bottom of every case of hysteria there are one or more occurrences of premature sexual experience." The eminent psychiatrist Krafft-Ebing comments: "It sounds like a scientific fairy tale."
Death of Freud's father in October. Freud writes to Fliess: "By one of those dark pathways behind the official consciousness the old man's death has affected me deeply. I valued him highly, understood him very well, and with his peculiar mixture of deep wisdom and fantastic light-heartedness he had a significant effect on my life." (to Fliess 2.11.1896)
Jakob Koloman Freud (1815-1896)
Jakob Koloman Freud (1815-1896)
He publishes: The Aetiology of Hysteria and Further Remarks on the Neuro-Psychoses of Defence.