In October of 1919, almost a year after the end of the war, Freud was finally promoted from assistant to full professor at the University of Vienna. The promotion meant almost nothing, practically speaking. It came with no obligations, no additional income, and just a few new privileges. Still, the position was prestigious. In his letters from the time, Freud happily mentions that after the promotion, people who had previously ignored or scorned him finally began to talk to him with a certain amount of respect. In July of 1919, Freud went on his first real vacation in five years. During the war, he had been unable to travel to his usual vacation spots in the mountains. Now, while Martha recovered from an attack of pneumonia in a sanatorium in Salzburg, Freud and Martha's sister Minna traveled to the Austrian spa town of Bad Gastein to escape the summer heat. Despite Freud's new position as a well-respected, if not world famous, psychologist, the
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usual vacation spots, blow. Josef Breuer, Austrian spa town