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|Named Person:||Sigmund Freud; Sigmund Freud|
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|Notes:||"A Cornelia and Michael Bessie book."|
|Description:||xvi, 464 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Other Titles:||Doctor Freud, a life|
Ferris's life of Freud reveals the full scope of the doctor's strength and fallibility. He writes of Freud's obsessive interest in sexual frustration, noting the context of Freud's own passionless marriage. He recounts the young physician's advocacy of cocaine as a miracle drug, without neglecting his regret at learning of its sorrowful consequences. He presents the many aspects of this complex soul: the charismatic personality, the persistent superstitions and neuroses, the vindictive temper and willful self-confidence, and finally, the quiet strength of a man enduring chronic pain and disfigurement from the cancer that eventually killed him.