Brill, A.A. (Abraham Arden), 1874-1948

Alternative names
Birth 1874-10-12
Death 1948-03-02
English, German, Esperanto

Biographical notes:

Psychiatrist, author, lecturer, and translator of Sigmund Freud.

From the description of A.A. Brill papers, 1888-1994 (bulk 1908-1948). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979877

Biographical Note

  • 1874, Oct. 12: Born, Kanczuga, Austria
  • 1889: Immigrated to the United States
  • 1901: Ph.B., New York University, New York, N.Y.
  • 1903: M.D., College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
  • 1903 - 1907 : Assistant physician, New York State Hospital, Central Islip, Long Island, N.Y.
  • 1907 - 1908 : Studied with Pierre Marie in Paris, France, and Eugen Bleuler in Zurich, Switzerland Met Sigmund Freud in Vienna, Austria, and obtained permission to translate his writings into English
  • 1908: Married Kittie Rose Owen (died 1963) Entered private practice in New York, N.Y., the first psychoanalyst to practice in the United States
  • 1908 - 1914 : Clinical assistant, Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Vanderbilt Clinic, New York, N.Y.
  • 1909: Translated and published Sigmund Freud's Selected Papers on Hysteria and Other Psychoneuroses. New York: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease Publishing Co.
  • 1911: Founder and first president, New York Psychoanalytic Society, New York, N.Y.
  • 1912: Published Psychoanalysis, Its Theories and Practical Application. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Co.
  • 1919: Major, consultant psychiatrist, Medical Reserve Corps, United States Army
  • 1921: Published Fundamental Conceptions of Psychoanalysis. New York: Harcourt, Brace.
  • 1925 - 1934 : President, New York Psychoanalytic Society, New York, N.Y.
  • 1927: Appointed lecturer, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
  • 1943: Delivered the Thomas William Salmon Memorial Lectures, New York Academy of Medicine, New York, N.Y.
  • 1944: Published Freud's Contribution to Psychiatry. New York: W. W. Norton & Co.
  • 1946: Published Lectures on Psychoanalytic Psychiatry. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
  • 1948, Mar. 2: Died, New York, N.Y.
  • 1949: Posthumous publication of Basic Principles of Psychoanalysis. New York: Doubleday

From the guide to the A. A. Brill Papers, 1888-1994, (bulk 1908-1948), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)


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