Sigmund Freud And The History Of Anna O.: Reopening a Closed Case

Paperback | February 15, 2009

byRichard A. Skues, Richard A Skues

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In his published writings Sigmund Freud maintained that it was the success of Josef Breuer`s treatment of the patient known as Anna O. That prepared the ground for the development of psychoanalysis. But even during Freud`s lifetime rumours began to circulate suggesting that the case was not the great success that it appeared, and in the light of more recent evidence most historians of psychoanalysis today regard Breuer`s treatment as a failure. Some have gone so far as to claim that because Freud knew this to be so, a fraud lies at the very foundation of psychoanalysis. In a close scrutiny of the available evidence on the outcome of the case Richard Skues argues that the widely held view of it as a failure must be rejected. Now available for the first time in paperback, this comprehensive study of the Anna O. Case history therefore has major implications for the last half century of scholarship on this most celebrated of patients.

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In his published writings Sigmund Freud maintained that it was the success of Josef Breuer`s treatment of the patient known as Anna O. That prepared the ground for the development of psychoanalysis. But even during Freud`s lifetime rumours began to circulate suggesting that the case was not the great success that it appeared, and in th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.48 × 5.43 × 0.52 inPublished:February 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230224210

ISBN - 13:9780230224216

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