A Supplement to Freud´s Case History of “Frau Emmy v. N.” in Studies on Hysteria 1895.


In his article, “A Supplement to Freud’s Case History of ‘Emmy von N'” (1979,) Ola Andersson outlines the life history of ‘Emmy’, whose real name, Fanny Moser, was not revealed out of consideration for her relatives, a few of them were then still alive. His biographical account, while based on source material other than Freud, at the same time notes that Freud did not distort the biographical information in his case report. The picture drawn by Andersson of Emmy von N reveals her complex personality. In a critical discussion of the diagnosis, Andersson also stresses the crucial significance of historical relativity when using diagnostic criteria.

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