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Sigmund Freud was born May 6 1856 in a small town -- Freiberg -- in Moravia Moravia is in current Czech Republic northwest of Austria His father was a wool merchant with a keen mind and a good sense of humor His mother was a lively woman her husbands second wife and 20 years younger She was 21 years old when she gave birth to her first son Sigmund Sigmund had two older half-brothers and six younger siblings When he was four or five -- he wasnt sure -- the family moved to Vienna Austria where he lived most of his life Freud was a brilliant child always at the head of his class he went to medical school one of the few viable options for a bright Jewish boy in Vienna those days There he became involved in research under the direction of a physiology professor named Ernst Bruumlcke Bruumlcke believed in what was then a popular if radical notion which we now call reductionism No other forces than the common physical-chemical ones are active within the organism Freud would spend many years trying to reduce personality to neurology a cause he later gave up on Freud was very good at his research concentrating on neurophysiology even inventing a special cell-staining technique But only a limited number of positions were available and there were others ahead of him Bruumlcke helped him to get a grant to study first with the great psychiatrist Charcot in Paris then with his rival Bernheim in Nancy France Both these men were investigating the use of hypnosis with hysterics After spending a short time as a resident in neurology and director of a childrens ward in Berlin Germany he came back to Vienna married his fianceacutee of many years Martha Bernays and set up a practice in neuropsychiatry with the help of Joseph Breuer Neuropsychiatry is the medical study of disorders with both neurological and psychiatric features Freuds books
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