Freud

1987 QO9. Discovered 1987 Aug. 21 by E. W. Elst at La Silla.

Named in memory of Sigmund Freud (1865-1939), father of psychoanalysis. In 1885 he went to Paris and studied under the neurologist Jean Charcot, who stimulated him to investigate hysteria from a psychological point of view. This view was strengthened by Josef Breuer, who cured hysterical symptoms by putting the patient under hypnosis. Soon afterward Freud replaced hypnotism by the method of free association. Among his writings are The Interpretations of Dreams (1900) and Moses and Monotheism (1939), the latter an elucidation of a historical-cultural problem that had always fascinated him. (M 16045)

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