Unformatted text preview: In 1873, Sigmund Freud graduated from the Sperl Gymnasium and was faced with the question of what to study at the University of Vienna. There was never a question about whether or not he would go to the university; he had long been on a path toward a professional life in academics, medicine or law. It was now simply a matter of deciding which path to take. Despite initially leaning toward law, partly on the basis of a friend's recommendation, Freud eventually decided on medicine. It was not that he was eager to be a physician: in fact, although he eventually took great satisfaction in his therapeutic work, Freud never felt at home in the medical profession. Freud's true passion was science. 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 unusually long time to finish medical school....
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- Fall '07