Abstract

In spite of the claims of Ernest Jones to have been "truthful" and of Max Schur to have achieved the "necessary objectivity" in their respective biographies of Freud, they notably failed to do so in their accounts of Freud's death. The existence of serious distortions is evidenced by the discrepancies between their statements about the time of Freud's death. Currently available portions of the Freud Archives at the Library of Congress make it possible to present a more accurate picture. On the basis of further new documentation, this paper shows that Max Schur was not present at Freud's death, as had been previously believed, and that the final injection that hastened Freud's death was administered by Josephine Stross, a longtime friend of Anna Freud's, whose presence at Freud's deathbed has heretofore been overlooked.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1085-7931
Print ISSN
0065-860X
Pages
pp. 107-128
Launched on MUSE
2008-06-12
Open Access
No
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