Sigmund Freud: Scientific Trailblazer or Huckster?

By JOHN WEIR,
Inconvenient History:
A Quarterly Journal for Free Historical Inquiry,

Published by CODOH

“If only Americans knew, we are bringing them the plague!”
— Sigmund Freud to Carl Jung, on the ship bringing them to America


Sigismund (Sigmund) Schlomo Freud (1856-1939) has been rated as the sixth-most-influential scientist in world history.[1] Medical historian Elizabeth M. Thornton writes: “Probably no single individual has had a more profound effect on 20th-century thought than Sigmund Freud.”[2] This article examines whether Freud deserves such notoriety—or perhaps its opposite. Read More

Freud Outed as Fraud and ‘Vile Sex Crazed Creep’

By Ysenda Maxtone-Graham
The Daily Mail

With pictures, captions and comments by Lasha Darkmoon

LD: Freud researcher Professor Frederick Crews suggests in a new book that Sigmund Freud, founder of psychoanalysis, was not only a fraud but a “vile sex crazed creep” who would grope his female patients. Women would always come away from his treatments in a far worse condition. An amusing anecdote is often told about Freud that is instructive. He was once told he worked too hard and asked why he never went on vacation. “I can’t take a break,” he replied cynically. “Because when I get back, all my patients would be cured!” [LD] Read More