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In 1931, Freud's son Martin resigned from his job in banking to take over the financial  side of the psychoanalytic publishing house, the  Internationaler Psychoanalytischer  Verlag,  which was in dire financial straits. The worldwide economic depression had  resulted in an enormous drop in book sales, which meant that the  Verlag 's only income  was from donations. In 1932, with the  Verlag  about to go under, Freud sent a request for  emergency donations to the members of the International Psychoanalytic Society. The  combination of the analysts' generosity, as well as the astute management of Martin  Freud, saved the publishing house for the time being. Another bit of help came from  Freud himself: he wrote and published the  New Lectures on Psychoanalysis,  a sort of  sequel to the  General Introduction  written during the war years, mostly in order to raise 
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