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Sigmund Freuds revolutionary ideas have set the standard for modernpsychoanalysis that students of psychology can learn from and his ideas spreadfrom the field of medicine to daily living His studies in areas such asunconsciousness dreams sexuality the Oedipus complex and sexualmaladjustments laid the foundation for future studies and a better understandingof the small things that shape our livesIn 1873 Freud graduated from the Sperl Gymnasium and inspired by apublic reading of an essay on nature by Goethe Freud decided to turn tomedicine as a careerGay 10 He worked at the University of Vienna with oneof the leading physiologists of his day Ernst von Brucke and in 1882 he enteredthe General Hospital in Vienna as a clinical assistant After making severalconclusions about the brains medulla Freud was appointed lecturer inneuropathology At this same time in Freuds career he developed an interest inthe medical uses and benefits of cocaineBritannica 582 Even though somebeneficial results were found in some forms of eye surgery cocaine use wasgenerally denied by the surgeons of his time This interest in the narcotic hurtFreuds medical reputation for a time This episode in Freuds life has beenlooked at as an example of his willingness to attempt bold solutions to relieveFrom 1885 to 1886 Freud spent nineteen weeks with Jean MartinCharcot a world famous neurologist and the director of a Paris asylum It wasCharcot that first introduced Freud to the idea of hysteria and hysterics Freudbecame intrigued by the idea of hypnotism as a method of therapy but he wastold that only hysterics could be treated with hypnotismAppignanesi 34 Therewas a firm belief that only women could be hysteric and that no man or non-hysteric woman could be affected by the use of hypnotism Freud knew thathysteria could only develop where there is a degeneration of the brain not justwith women but with men too and that hypnotism could have an effect on normalFreud lost his interest in hysteria and hypnotism but developed a liking
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