Today in History
September 23, 1939
The Unconscious Prevails
Sigmund Freud, the Austrian founder of psychoanalysis, dies in London. Freud's own life has been filled with mental trauma and health problems. Because of his heavy cigar smoking, Freud suffers through more than 30 surgeries for oral cancer. In the end, he chooses suicide and persuades a friend to administer lethal doses of morphine. For decades after Freud's death, psychoanalysis is the dominant form of psychotherapy.
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