Journey to America.
At the invitation of the American Stanley Hall Freud travels with Ferenczi and Jung to give lectures in Worcester at Clark University and there he learns of the widespread interest in his ideas. In America they are met by Abraham Brill who is one of the earliest psychoanalysts. Among others who are interested in his work, the famous American philosopher William James visits Freud at Clark University. He is concerned about Freud's "fixed ideas" but hopes "that Freud and his pupils will push their ideas to their utmost limits, so that we may learn what they are. They can't fail to throw light on human nature." [Gay, 242]
Group photo Clark University 1909
Group photo in front of Clark University Sigmund Freud, Stanley Hall, C.G.Jung; Back row: Abraham A. Brill, Ernest Jones, Sandor Ferenczi
Two important case histories appear this year. The case of the "Rat Man" is published under the title Notes upon a Case of Obsessional Neurosis and the history of "little Hans" who is analysed by his father under Freud's direction is published as Analysis of a Phobia in a Five-Year-Old Boy.