An Einstein to his Profession:
A Closer look at Sigmund Freud
“Sigmund Freud, an Einstein to his profession” states Gayford. I dont think I could agree anymore with that statement made by him. He was a physiologist, medical doctor, and psychologist. He was the founder of psychoanalysis, the theory of the unconscious mind, theory of infantile sexuality, and studied neuroses and the structure of the mind (Davis Webpage). He published several books, among these were, The Interpretation of Dreams, A Sigmund Freud Autobiography, Studies on Hysteria, and The Symbols of Transformation. The book, The Studies on Hysteria, was wrote and published before the departure of Breuer and Freud (Davis Webpage) and the book, Symbols of Transformation, was wrote and published before the departure of Jung and Freud (Davis Webpage).
Freud was deeply impressed by the work of the French neurologist Jean Charcot. Jean Charcot was using hysteria and other abnormal mental conditions at the time Freud went to France to study with him (Davis Webpage). After returning to Vienna, Freud experimented with hypnosis but found that its effects did not last. Freud then decided to adopt, instead, a method suggested by the work of a colleague and friend, Breuer, that encouraged the hysterical
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