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Unformatted text preview: Freud had met someone in November 1887 who would become his sole confidant and friend during his time of isolation in the 1890s. His name was Wilhelm Fliess, and he was a Berlin nose and throat doctor who had attended one of Freud's lectures at the University of Vienna on the recommendation of Josef Breuer. The two men soon started up a correspondence that lasted for some time. Each had his theories and thoughts to share with the other. Freud, convinced of the importance of sexuality for neurosis but shunned by his colleagues, found a supportive and eager audience in Fliess. Fliess– whose bizarre theories ranged from the existence of a "nasal neurosis" that could be cured by the application of cocaine to the nose, to a way of predicting when a woman would die based on the length of her menstrual period–found a similarly supportive, and...
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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.
- Fall '07