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Jones, vol. II, 395) There were also months of apathy when he wrote nothing (Jones, vol. I, pp. 306, 344). He could have had little time for revision and correction. If this idea had become evident to me earlier it would have saved me much cudgeling of my brains in an attempt to find in Freudian writings logic and method. What of the theory of dream psychology? I gather that it, also, is severely battered. " That dreams are wish-fulfillments seems also doubtful to many people. That their symbolism is not established anyone may prove to his own satisfaction by submitting the same dream to several analyzed psychiatrists and comparing the different interpretations.

I have not been so fortunate. For a long time I have been wandering around the tangled thickets of psychoanalytical literature and I have been often bewildered. I have perhaps only this advantage, that I am no Hanns Sachs (163) to be brought to heel by a frown from my Master. Although I have read a great deal of psychiatric literature, I never in my wildest dreams imagined that I should one day be invited to deliver this Lecture, so I made no notes. I was given very short notice, therefore I have had to construct it out of the waifs and strays of my recollection, and have spent most of my time trying to identify their parentage.

Compare W r i g h t ( 1 9 7 ) : " I t is seen, therefore, t h a t while 5 0 per c e n t of t h e cases showed a decided i m p r o v e m e n t , 7 5 per cent benefited to some e x t e n t . . Patients showing m a r k e d h a b i t deterioration, such as soiling, wetting, and destructiveness, b e c o m e cleanly, less destructive and better able to care for t h e m s e l v e s ; a n d patients given t o o u t b r e a k s of violence, w i t h a t e n d e n c y t o assault, b e c o m e m u c h better a d j u s t e d to their e n v i r o n m e n t , a n d their activities are m o r e easily directed into useful channels, following t r e a t m e n t .

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