Sigmund Freud

By Brooke Fleming

Background

  • Jacob Freud was his father.
  • Amalia Nathanson was his mother.
  • He was born on May 6, 1856 in Freiberg, Germany.
  • He died on September 23, 1939 in London, England.
  • His occupation was a Psychoanalyst
  • Some of his colleagues included Eugen Bleuler and Carl Jung


Facts

  1. Early in Freud's career he distinguished himself as a histologist, neuropathologist, and clinical neurologist.
  2. Freud received his doctor of medicine degree at the age of 24.
  3. He wrote a series of papers in which he explored the influence of unconscious mental processes on virtually every aspect of human behavior: slips of the tongue and simple errors of memory; humor; artistic creativity; and cultural institutions.
  4. He started his medical career in 1882
  5. In 1886 he got married to Martha Bernays
  6. He has a vast medical background.
  7. Known as the Father of Psychology
  8. He spent 3 years as a resident physician in Allgemeine Krankenhaus
  9. At one point he devoted his efforts to the treatment of hysterical patients with the help of hypnosis.
  10. In 1923 Freud developed a cancerous growth in his mouth that led to his death 16 years and 33 operations later.

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