Despite Freud

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Despite Freud's new position as a well-respected, if not world famous, psychologist, the  middle years of the 1920s were not pleasant ones. Freud's daughter Sophie had died of  influenza in 1920. Her son, Heinz, who had been Freud's favorite grandchild, died of  tuberculosis in June of 1923. Freud took the death of Heinz particularly hard. He seems  to have invested much of his hope for the future in his grandson, and Heinz's death was  a crushing blow. Josef Breuer, a man from whom Freud had been estranged for many  years but whom he still respected, died in June of 1925. During these years, the Committee, Freud's secret band of supporters, was also dying,  both literally and figuratively. In 1925, Karl Abraham died from a mysterious illness that  had left him coughing and weak for the last year of his life. Ernest Jones, in his  biography of Freud, guesses that Abraham died of undiagnosed lung cancer. Two years 
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course HIST 2320 taught by Professor Siegenthaler during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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