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A review of Heinrich Obersteiner's 1888 textbook on the central nervous system by the neurologist Sigmund Freud.
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PMID:  21769712     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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In 1888, the Austrian neuroanatomist Heinrich Obersteiner, founder of Vienna's Neurological Institute, published his "Introduction to the Study of the Structure of the Central Nervous Organs in Health and Disease", a fundamental textbook in which he summarised the state-of-the-art knowledge available then on the normal and pathological anatomy of the human nervous system, incorporating many of his original research findings. The book became "the Bible for generations of budding neurologists" worldwide and was crucial for the eventual development of neurology as an independent medical discipline. In his early career as a neuroanatomist, Sigmund Freud wrote a review of Obersteiner's book for the Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift. That review was not included in the "Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works". The present article provides an English translation of Freud's review and further discusses its historical context, especially regarding the influence of Theodor Meynert on his two illustrious students, Freud and Obersteiner.
Authors:
Paul D Hatzigiannakoglou; Lazaros C Triarhou
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Wiener medizinische Wochenschrift (1946)     Volume:  161     ISSN:  1563-258X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-7-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8708475     Medline TA:  Wien Med Wochenschr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  315-325     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Economo-Koskinas Wing for Integrative and Evolutionary Neuroscience, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Vernacular Title:
Eine kritische Besprechung des Neurologen Sigmund Freud über die "Anleitung beim Studium des Baues der nervösen Centralorgane" (1888) von Heinrich Obersteiner.
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