Appendix 44 - Freud

by Michael Greger, MD and United Progressive Alumni

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The moment man begins to question the meaning and value of life he is sick - Sigmund Freud

Freud felt that the therapists' work with a woman was probably done when (in his own words), "we have reached the [woman's] wish for a penis.... The repudiation of femininity must surely be a biological fact...." In the psychoanalytical literature it is described that, "Such a craving [for a penis] is every bit as powerful as the need for food...."[486]

I have found little that is good about human beings. In my experience most of them are trash - Sigmund Freud

Cocaine addict too. "'Woe to you, my Princess, when I come. I will kiss you quite red and feed you till you are plump. And if you are forward, you shall see who is stronger, a gentle little girl who doesn't eat enough or a big wild man who has cocaine in his body'" - Freud in a letter to his fiancé in 1884.[487]



[486] Sillman, LR. "Femininity and Paranoidism." Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 143(1966):163-170.

[487] Youngson, RM. Medical Blunders: Amazing True Stories of Mad, Bad & Dangerous Doctors New York: New York University Press 1999:217.



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