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Freud started medical school at seventeen

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Freud started medical school at seventeen, an unusually early age. It took him an  unusually long time to finish medical school. Not until 1881 did he finally received his  medical degree. Reports from friends who knew him during that time, as well as  information from Freud's own letters, suggest that Freud was less diligent about his  medical studies than he might have been. He focused instead on scientific research. He  started by studying the sexual organs of eels–an odd and amusing foreshadowing of the  psychoanalytic theories that would follow more than twenty years later. According to all  reports, Freud performed his assigned task satisfactorily, but without brilliant results. In  1877, disappointed at his results and perhaps less than thrilled at the prospect of  dissecting more eels, Freud moved to the laboratory of Ernst Br ü
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