Correspondence as Topic

Publication Title: 
Gastroenterologia Y Hepatologia

Correspondence is an important source of documentation for studying health and, therefore, the gastrointestinal symptoms of diseases. We studied the gastrointestinal disease described in the Monumenta Borgia collection, which contains documents from the 16th century, mainly letters about Francis Borgia, the last great figure of a family originally from Valencia and with universal significance.

Author(s): 
Devesa Jord‡, Francesc
Publication Title: 
Psyche

Freud's biographers have hitherto proceeded on the assumption that his youthful love Gisela Fluss and the figure of "Ichthyosaura" that makes its appearance in his correspondence of the same period were one and the same person. The author demonstrates that they must in fact have been two different women.

Author(s): 
Heim, C.
Publication Title: 
The International Journal of Psycho-Analysis

The author dissents from the widely accepted interpretation that the relationship between Sabina Spielrein and Carl Jung in the years 1904-1910 included sexual intercourse and constituted an ethical breach of the doctor-patient boundary in the course of a treatment. Spielrein declared that her treatment ended with her discharge from the Burghˆlzli hospital as Jung's patient in 1904-1905. Jung maintained he 'prolonged the relationship' in order to prevent a relapse and also referred to it as a friendship.

Author(s): 
Lothane, Z.
Publication Title: 
Omega

This article explores the art of letter-writing, specifically to our beloved dead, as a form of autoethnographic research, pedagogy, and care work. As university teachers and qualitative researchers in palliative and end-of-life care, we review the literature and history of epistolary communications with the deceased, as a prelude to writing our own letters. John writes to his long-dead mother and Dorothy to her recently deceased spouse Patrick, each letter followed by a reflective dialogue between us.

Author(s): 
Lander, Dorothy A.
Graham-Pole, John R.
Publication Title: 
Luzifer-Amor: Zeitschrift Zur Geschichte Der Psychoanalyse

This article outlines the development of a research project initiated by the discovery of new material: a set of letters, written by Mathilde, Freud's eldest daughter, to Eugen Pachmayr, a doctor's son from Munich. On the face of it, these letters do not actually answer the question whether the two young people were in love. But the answer could be found elsewhere.

Author(s): 
Gˆdde, G¸nter
Publication Title: 
Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research

This article is based on analysis of 4 couple's personal and public documents, in order to integrate personal choices, values and ideas with cultural representations and social attitudes. Moreover, being based on Italian sources from the nineteenth century, the study offers an historical insight on the Italian nation-building process and its political and social foundations.

Author(s): 
Gori, Claudia
Publication Title: 
Luzifer-Amor: Zeitschrift Zur Geschichte Der Psychoanalyse

Quoting from poems, novels, and dramas of the world literature, but also from popular or trivial contemporary works allowed Freud and Martha to express their own thoughts and feelings. They also at times identified with literary figures. The author describes which poets and writers they preferred and where they agreed or disagreed in their literary likings.

Author(s): 
Hirschm¸ller, Albrecht
Publication Title: 
Luzifer-Amor: Zeitschrift Zur Geschichte Der Psychoanalyse

In 1863 Theodor Gomperz came to England to propose to Helen Taylor Mill, step-daughter of J. S. Mill. For several months he delayed the proposal while studying transcripts of the Philodemus papyri in the Bodleian Library. There a threatening note, supposedly left on his desk, triggered an attack of paranoia. My study of this incident, initially a mere footnote, expanded into an examination of the obscure causes of this attack.

Author(s): 
Molnar, Michael
Publication Title: 
Progress in Transplantation (Aliso Viejo, Calif.)

Family members of organ donors receive anonymous information about the transplant recipients. Also, they often receive written communication from the recipients themselves and or the recipient's family members, expressing gratitude for the generous gifts they donated. The feedback received by donor families serves to affirm that their altruistic decision to donate life-saving and life-enhancing gifts has saved or dramatically improved the lives of the recipients.

Author(s): 
Colarusso, Cynthia
Publication Title: 
Journal of Palliative Care

Studies on the effectiveness and efficiency of palliative care (PC) services that use a methodology similar to that used by studies in other medical specialties face serious limitations, since the goals of PC are substantially different. Qualitative research methods can make an important contribution to our understanding of the features of palliative care (PC) that are most relevant to patients and their relatives. The goal of this study was to understand the reasons behind the gratitude shown in letters from bereaved relatives sent to two PC units, one in Spain and one in Portugal.

Author(s): 
Centeno, Carlos
Arantzamendi, MarÌa
RodrÌguez, BelÈn
Tavares, Miguel

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