Medicine: Sigmund's Jewel

The waltzes were good and loud that year, sex was still primarily something to be enjoyed in the Vienna woods rather than to be talked about by learned doctors, and all seemed well with the world. But Vienna's Dr. Sigmund Freud was gloomy: two heretics, Carl Jung and Alfred Adler, had rebelled against the Freudian tenets. In this crisis, six loyal disciples solemnly undertook to uphold the straight gospel, and to each, Freud presented a jewel. That was in 1912, and of the select six, only one survives: Ernest Jones, 74, a spry, Homburg-hatted little Welshman* whom Freud called the greatest...

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