“Jones’s early attempts to combine his interest in Freud’s ideas with his clinical work with children resulted in adverse effects on his career. In 1906 he was arrested and charged with two counts of indecent assault on two adolescent girls whom he had interviewed in his capacity as an inspector of schools for “mentally defective” children. At the court hearing Jones maintained his innocence, claiming the girls were fantasising about any inappropriate actions by him.
“So that while Sandor Ferenczi’s pathbreaking innovations are now widely appreciated among practicing analysts, Freud’s own private judgment that Ferenczi’s late technical recommendations meant that Ferenczi (1873-1933)
had become psychotic got widely circulated in Jones’s popular authorized biography of Freud.
Yet the full extent to which Ferenczi’s contributions anticipated later liberal trends in psychoanalytic thinking deserves the emphasis Haynal gives it; otherwise the substance of Ferenczi’s clinical thought may get reproduced without adequately acknowledging the credit Ferenczi deserves for those achievements.”
The trauma of Freud : controversies in psychoanalysis / Paul Roazen.