Tuesday, June 05, 2012

GW Psychiatric Treatment -- Paranoid Idea of Reference 1993

June 28, 1993
3801 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20008

Suzanne M. Pitts, MD
Dept. of Psychiatry
GW Univ. Medical Center
2150 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20037

Dear Dr. Pitts:

The following are my sister's opening comments from a telephone call I placed to her on Thursday June 17, 1993.  I assumed that the comments related to the writing I submitted to you on June 1, 1993--"It sounds like a scientific fairy tale."

"Yea, Suz was just in a play tonight.  It was so cute.  It was the whole 5th grade auditioned for it.  And they, eh.  Her teacher wrote a play based on the fairy tale--all the fairy tale char . . . --well, not all but -- Rapunzel, and Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty and incorporated the characters into an original little plot, and they were so good.  It was amazing."


Gary Freedman


Gary Freedman said...

Note that my manuscript Significant Moments which I submitted to Dr. Pitts "incorporated the characters into an original little plot."

Gary Freedman said...

The whole thing was a bitter experience for me.
Arthur Rubinstein, My Young Years.
All his grandiose visions of future glory fell away.
Karen Armstrong, In the Beginning: A New Interpretation of Genesis.
How different was this state of affairs from Freud's initial hopes!
Gary N. Goldsmith, Freud's Aesthetic Response to Michelangelo's Moses.
I have had to demolish all my castles in the air, and I am just now mastering enough courage to start rebuilding them again.
The Complete Letters of Sigmund Freud to Wilhehn Fliess, 1887-1904.
So be it!
H.G. Wells, The Time Machine.
The lecture, he told Fliess a few days later, "had an icy reception from the donkeys and, on Krafft-Ebing's part, the odd judgment: 'It sounds like a scientific
fairy tale.'
And this," Freud exclaimed, "after one has shown them the solution of a
thousands-years-old problem, a source of the Nile! "
Peter Gay, Freud: A Life For Our Time.
One thing I know for certain as I think back on that night: nothing, in later years, had such an impact on my character.
Arthur Rubinstein, My Young Years.