Ten Facts You Probably Don't Know About Sigmund Freud

We all know Freud as that bearded fellow who prompted his patients to tell him about their mothers, and the man credited for that error in speech that supposedly reveals the speaker's hidden desires.

Freud was an innovator in the field of psychology, the founding father of psychoanalysis and a very important figure in the world of Western medicine, and yet today he’s been reduced to a comedic one-liner and a slip of the tongue.

Who was that bearded master of the mind? According to these 10 Things You May Not Know About Sigmund Freud compiled by History he was a chain smoker who thought cocaine was a wonder drug and most likely died via physician assisted suicide.

Want to know more about one of history's most controversial medical professionals? Read the rest of these fascinating Freudian facts over at History.

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