The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

September 23, 2009

Sept. 23, 1939

The death of Sigmund Freud occurred on September 23, 1939, in London. Decades earlier Freud had devised a particular technique to push his patients towards insight. This consisted of, with those analysands he felt were capable of focusing on their own health, setting a termination date for the therapy sessions. This date, once set, could not be adjusted, since flexibility about the date would threaten the therapist's credibility. In Freud's words: "The lion springs only once."

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