Biography of Sigmund Freud
Sigmund Freud was born May 6, 1856 to Galician Jewish parents in Pribor, Moravia, Austrian Empire, now Czech Republic. His father was a wool merchant. His parents favored him over his eight siblings and sacrificed everything to give him an education.
After finished med school, Freud opened his own medical practice specializing in neurology. He first experimented with hypnosis, but abandoned the treatment as it proved ineffective on many. Instead, he let the patients talk through their problems.
During Freud's 40s he suffered from numerous psychosomatic disorders. He spent his time exploring his own dreams, memories and personality development. During his self-analysis, he realized his hostility towards his father and sexual feelings for his mother. This period is often seen as the most creative of his life.
In 1938, Sigmund Freud and his family traveled to London "to die in freedom". As a heavy cigar smoker, Freud received more than 30 operations during his life to offset oral cancer. In September 1939 he asked his friend Max Schur to assist him in suicide. Over many hours, Schur administered three doses of morphine. On September 23, 1939, Freud passed away and was cremated three days later at Golders Green Crematorium in England.
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