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Freud, S. (1899). Autobiographical Note. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume III (1893-1899): Early Psycho-Analytic Publications, 323-325.

Freud, S. (1899). [SEC323a1]Autobiographical Note. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume III (1893-1899): Early Psycho-Analytic Publications, 323-325

Autobiographical Note (1901 [1899])

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[SEC323a2]Editor's Note to "Autobiographical Note"

[SEC323a3](a) German Edition:

[SEC323a4]1901 In J. L. Pagel's Biographisches Lexicon hervorragender ärzte des neunzehnten. Fahrhunderts [Biographical Lexicon of Eminent Doctors of the Nineteenth Century]. Berlin and Vienna, Column 545.

[SEC323a5]It appears that this has never been reprinted and that this translation, by James Strachey, is the first into English.

[SEC323a6]Internal evidence shows that this must have been written in the autumn of 1899. It is of interest as showing the view which Freud expected to have taken of his activities on the eve of the publication of the work which was to revolutionize his position in the scientific world. The numerous abbreviations in the original have been expanded.

[SEC323a7]Freud, Sigm., Vienna. Born May 6, 1856, at Freiberg in Moravia. Studied in Vienna. Pupil of Brücke, the physiologist. Promotion [M.D. degree], 1881. Pupil of Gharcot in Paris, 1885-6. Habilitation [appointment as Privatdozent], 1885. Has worked as physician and Dozent at Vienna University since 1886. Proposed as Professor Extraordinarius, 1897. Earlier, Freud produced writings on histology and cerebral anatomy, and, subsequently, clinical works on neuropathology; translated writings by Charcot and Bernheim. In 1884 ‘Über Coca’ [‘On Coca’], a paper which introduced cocaine into medicine. In 1891 Zur Auffassung der Aphasien [On the Interpretation of the Aphasias].

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