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July 1973

Freud: Living and Dying.

Arch Intern Med. 1973;132(1):138-139. doi:10.1001/archinte.1973.03650070124023

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A biographical study of Freud by his Leibarzt (personal physician) from 1928 to the year of his death at the age of 83 in 1939 is a book to be reckoned with and approached by any reviewer with respect as well as some trepidation. Schur emphasizes that his work is not a full-scale biography, yet it becomes obvious in his "Introduction" that he is not pleased with Ernest Jones' three volume biography, The Life and Work of Sigmund Freud, particularly his use of the material supplied him by Schur on his famous patient's last days, as well as his discussion of some of Freud's physical problems. Schur, with a background in internal medicine, went through personal analysis in the 1920s, became a member of the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society in 1932, and after moving to the United States later that decade had a distinguished career as a psychoanalyst until the time

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