By (author) Freud, Sigmund; By (author) Binswanger, Ludwig; Volume editor Fichtner, Gerhardt; Translated by Roberts, Tom; Translated by Pomerans, Arnold J.
Ludwig Binswanger (1881-1966) came from a distinguished Swiss psychiatrist dynasty which had run the internationally-renowned sanatorium Bellevue in Kreuz-lingen for generations. In 1907 he spent a year at the Zurich Burgh lzli under Bleuler and Jung, and indeed it was Jung who took Binswanger with him to Vienna that year for his first visit to Freud. The correspondence between the two men blossomed, and they became both friends and admirers of one another's work. Freud wrote to Binswanger on 26 December 1911: "I am quite sure you will live to see the recognition of psychoanalysis and that you will then be glad to have been among the rebels in your youth". Prophetic words, amply justified by the course of history.