I was so pleased that you sent me a copy of your new book. Thank you. I think it's a necessary correction and needed to be written for some time, but it takes courage to point out that by and large the emperor has no clothes. When I have been reading Studies on Hysteria or some of Freud's other cases, I have often thought, "if someone systematically deconstructed these cases, they simply wouldn't hold up, and nor would the theory." And now you've done that, but I also appreciate that you have pointed out what remains of value in Freud's work.
As for his shabby treatment of Breuer, it is really appalling. In the psychodynamic theory course I teach, (where, as I believe I have told you, I always use insights gleaned from your 2000 Biography, "Freud: Darkness in the Midst of Vision"), I teach the development of psychoanalytic ideas over the 20th century and I always emphasize the first footnote in Dora, where Freud arrogantly dismisses Breuer and his notion of hypnoid states because, as I tell my students, this is exactly where we shall return to with the relational emphasis on dissociation 90 years later.(Boulanger is a major psychoanalytic writer on adult onset trauma)