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Sigmund Freud and Psychoanalysis  

An introductory guide to Sigmund Freud, his research, and his theory of psychoanalysis.
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10 Things You May Not Know

1. Freud's death may have been a physician-assisted suicide.

2. His chain-smoking led to more than 30 cancer surgeries.

3. Freud once thought cocaine was a miracle drug.

4. He turned down $100,000 from a Hollywood mogul.

5. "The Interpretation of Dreams" was initially a commercial failure.

6. His famous couch was a gift from a grateful patient.

7. The Nazis burned his books and drove him from Austria.

8. Four of his sisters died in Nazi concentration camps.

9. Freud studied the sex lives of eels.

10. Thieves attempted to steal his ashes.

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Sigmund Freud

Born: May 6, 1856

Died: September 23, 1939

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