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Education and Early Career

For the last six of his eight years in gymnasium (the European version of academic high school), Freud was at the top of his class. He claimed to have a photographic memory, and he possessed a powerful, brilliant writing style. In 1930 he received the Goethe prize, a literary award. He had less of a bent for the hard sciences and mathematics. After an initial inclination toward a career in law or politics, Freud decided upon the natural sciences and at seventeen enrolled in the medical school of the University of Vienna, where he conducted research in anatomy and physiology.

After some dawdling, Freud obtained his M.D. degree in 1881, at the age of twenty-five. He hoped to remain a research scientist at the university, but, realizing that he was not apt to receive a permanent university appointment (there were no likely openings soon...

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