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Freud's patients : a book of lives / Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen.

By: Borch-Jacobsen, Mikkel.
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, [2021]Description: 302 pages : illustrations (black & white), portraits ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781789144550; 1789144558.Uniform titles: Patients de Freud. English Subject(s): Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939 | Psychoanalysis -- Case studiesDDC classification: 150.1952 Summary: Everyone knows the characters described by Freud in his case histories; 'Dora', the 'Rat Man', the 'Wolf Man'. But what do we know of the people, the lives behind these famous pseudonyms: Ida Bauer, Ernst Lanzer, Sergius Pankejeff? Do we know the circumstances that led them to Freud's consulting room, or how they fared - how they really fared - following their treatments? And what of those patients about whom Freud wrote nothing, or very little? In an absorbing sequence of portraits, Mikker Borch-Jacobsen offers the stories of these men and women - some comic, many tragic, all of them deeply moving. In total, 38 lives tell us as much about Freud's clinical practice as his celebrated case studies, revealing too a darker and more complex Freud than is usually portrayed: the doctor as his patients, their friends and their families saw him. - Book cover.
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Everyone knows the characters described by Freud in his case histories; 'Dora', the 'Rat Man', the 'Wolf Man'. But what do we know of the people, the lives behind these famous pseudonyms: Ida Bauer, Ernst Lanzer, Sergius Pankejeff? Do we know the circumstances that led them to Freud's consulting room, or how they fared - how they really fared - following their treatments? And what of those patients about whom Freud wrote nothing, or very little?
In an absorbing sequence of portraits, Mikker Borch-Jacobsen offers the stories of these men and women - some comic, many tragic, all of them deeply moving. In total, 38 lives tell us as much about Freud's clinical practice as his celebrated case studies, revealing too a darker and more complex Freud than is usually portrayed: the doctor as his patients, their friends and their families saw him. - Book cover.

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