It would seem that Sigmund Freud's cases would be a natural place to turn in order to gain further insight into his ideas about psychoanalytic treatment. However, when one looks at Freud's behavior with patients, it is difficult to reconcile some of his conduct with his written work. Dora was of interest to him because of his revolutionary theory about dreaming and his continuing consideration about the etiology of hysteria. The description of Freud's patients finds its parallel in his stated views on performing analytic treatment. Even though one might have different interpretations of the material Freud is presenting, it is being noted as one illustration of how Freud was emerging at that point from a purely pathogenic memory model. Thus Freud is seen as distinguishing his real relationship to the patient from the transference relationship.