Sigmund Freud

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Sigmund Freud


Sigmund Freud was born on May 6, 1856 in Freiberg (now Pribor, Czech Republic). Freud was educated at Vienna University. Then him and his family moved to Leipzig from the anti-Semitic riots. His ambition in his childhood had been a career in law but then he decided to be medical student before he entered to Vienna University in 1873. After this he desire to study natural science and to solve challenging problems that confronted contemporary scientist. In his three year at Vienna University Freud began his research in central nervous system in the physiological lab under the direction of German Physician Ernst Wilhelm Von Brucke.

In 1881 after completing a year compulsory military service he receive his medical degree. After he received his degree, he remained at the university as a demonstrator in the physiological laboratory. Freud spent three years at the General Hospital of Vienna devoting himself to psychiatry, dermatology, and nervous disease.

In 1885 after appointed as lecturer in neuropathology at the university, he decided to leave his post in the hospital. Later that same year Freud studies under Jean Charcot in which centered largely on hysteria, influenced Freud greatly in channeling his interest to psychopathology. Freud than established a private practice in Vienna specializing in nervous disease.

In 1891, Freud has first published work, On Aphasia, it was the study of neurological disorder in which the ability to pronounce words or to name common objects is lost because of organic brain disease. His final work in neurology was an article, "Infantile Cerebral Paralysis", was written in 1897 for an encyclopedia. His consecutive writing was devoted entirely to that field, which he had named psychoanalysis in 1896. Sigmund Freud developed the technique of psychoanalysis and much of the psychoanalytic theory based on its application.