Federn, Paul

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New York psychoanalyst.

From the description of Correspondence with Margaret Naumburg, 1947. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 63585649

Biographical Note

  • 1871, Oct. 13: Born, Vienna, Austria
  • 1895: Graduated, Medical School, University of Vienna, Austria
  • 1895 - 1902 : Internship, General Hospital, Vienna, Austria
  • 1902: Established practice specializing in internal medicine Introduced to Sigmund Freud
  • 1904: Joined the inner circle of Sigmund Freud as an adherent of psychoanalysis
  • 1905: Married Wilma Bauer (died 1949)
  • 1908: Helped organize Vienna Psychoanalytic Society; named comptroller of the society
  • 1914: Traveled to New York, N.Y., to treat a patient, lecture, and tour
  • 1914 - 1918 : Served as a doctor in the Austrian army
  • 1924: Elected vice president of the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society; became personal deputy to Sigmund Freud
  • 1926: Selected as coeditor of Internationale Zeitschrift für Psychoanalyse
  • 1938: Emigrated from Vienna, Austria, and settled in New York, N.Y.
  • 1940: Developed concept of "ego diseases"
  • 1944: Expanded concepts of "dream phenomenon" and the "dreaming ego"
  • 1946: Granted a license to practice medicine in New York
  • 1950, May 4: Died, New York, N.Y.
  • 1952: Posthumous publication of Ego Psychology and the Psychoses, edited with an introduction by Edoardo Weiss (New York: Basic Books. 375 pp.)

From the guide to the Paul Federn Papers, 1864-1975, (bulk 1895-1950), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Trigant Burrow papers, 1875-1984 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Smith Ely Jelliffe Papers, 1882-1977, (bulk 1885-1944) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Bonaparte, Marie, Princess, 1882-1962. Princess Marie Bonaparte papers, 1889-1962 (bulk 1913-1961). Library of Congress
referencedIn Otto Isakower and Salomea Isakower Papers, 1880-1975, (bulk 1900-1975) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Burrow, Trigant, 1875-1950. Trigant Burrow papers, 1875-1984 (inclusive), 1903-1950 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Federn, Paul. Correspondence with Margaret Naumburg, 1947. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Waldinger, Beatrice Rose. Beatrice Rose Waldinger papers, 1918-1967 (bulk 1938-1951). Library of Congress
referencedIn Papers, 1929-1960 (inclusive), 1941-1958 (bulk) Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
referencedIn Jekels, Ludwig, 1867-1954. Ludwig Jekels papers, 1892-1985 (bulk 1930-1952). Library of Congress
referencedIn Mayer-Gallin, Emilia. Emilia Mayer-Gallin papers, 1926-1959. Library of Congress
creatorOf Paul Federn Papers, 1864-1975, (bulk 1895-1950) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Jelliffe, Smith Ely, 1866-1945. Smith Ely Jelliffe papers, 1882-1977 (bulk 1885-1944). Library of Congress
referencedIn Weiss, Edoardo, 1889-1970. Edoardo Weiss papers, 1919-1970. Library of Congress
referencedIn Wittels, Fritz, 1880-1950. Papers, [ca. 1897-1949] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Stirling-Gilchrist, J. Papers, 1925, Apr.-Oct. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
referencedIn Isakower, Otto, 1899-1972. Otto and Salomea Isakower papers, 1880-1975 (bulk 1900-1975). Library of Congress
referencedIn Emilia Mayer-Gallin Papers, 1926-1959 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Hermann Broch archive, 1872-1990s, 1930-1951 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous papers in the Sigmund Freud collection, 1866-1983 (bulk 1908-1957). Library of Congress
referencedIn Isakower, Otto, 1899-1972. Otto Isakower and Salomea Isakower papers, 1880-1975 (bulk 1900-1975). Library of Congress
referencedIn Ludwig Jekels Papers, 1892-1985, (bulk 1930-1952) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Edoardo Weiss Papers, 1919-1970 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Jekels, Ludwig, 1867-1954. Papers, 1892-1958. Library of Congress
referencedIn Miscellaneous Papers in the Sigmund Freud Collection, 1866-1983, (bulk 1908-1957) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Broch, Hermann, 1886-1951. Hermann Broch archive, 1872-1990 (inclusive) 1930-1951 (bulk). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Beatrice Rose Waldinger Papers, 1918-1967, (bulk 1938-1951) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
correspondedWith Aichhorn, August, 1878-1949 person
correspondedWith Alexander, Franz, 1891-1964 person
correspondedWith Bernays, Edward L., 1891-1995 person
correspondedWith Bernfeld, Siegfried, 1892-1953 person
correspondedWith Bibring, Edward, 1894-1959 person
correspondedWith Bonaparte, Marie, Princess, 1882-1962. person
correspondedWith Brill, A. A. (Abraham Arden), 1874-1948 person
associatedWith Broch, Hermann, 1886-1951. person
associatedWith Burrow, Trigant, 1875-1950. person
correspondedWith Deutsch, Felix, 1884-1964 person
correspondedWith Deutsch, Helene, 1884-1982 person
correspondedWith Eitingon, M. (Max), 1880-1943 person
correspondedWith Federn, Ernestine person
associatedWith Federn family. family
correspondedWith Federn, Solomon person
correspondedWith Federn, Wilma Bauer, 1884-1949 person
correspondedWith Fenichel, Otto person
correspondedWith Ferenczi, Sándor, 1873-1933 person
correspondedWith Freud, Anna, 1895-1982 person
correspondedWith Glover, Edward, 1888-1972 person
correspondedWith Groddeck, Georg, 1866-1934 person
correspondedWith Hollòs, Istvàn, 1872-1957 person
correspondedWith Horney, Karen, 1885-1952 person
correspondedWith Ignotus, 1869-1949 person
correspondedWith Isakower, Otto, 1899-1972. person
correspondedWith Isakower, Salomea, 1888- Otto Isakower and Salomea Isakower papers. 1880-1975 person
associatedWith Jekels, Ludwig, 1867-1954. person
correspondedWith Jelliffe, Smith Ely, 1866-1945. person
correspondedWith Jones, Ernest, 1879-1958 person
correspondedWith Kris, Ernst, 1900-1957 person
correspondedWith Lehman, Herbert H. (Herbert Henry), 1878-1963 person
correspondedWith Mayer-Gallin, Emilia. person
correspondedWith Meng, Heinrich, 1887-1972 person
correspondedWith Nemon, Olen person
correspondedWith Oberndorf, Clarence P. (Clarence Paul), 1882-1954 person
correspondedWith Pfister, Oskar, 1873-1956 person
correspondedWith Rado, Sandor, 1890-1972 person
correspondedWith Rank, Otto, 1884-1939 person
correspondedWith Reik, Theodor, 1888-1969 person
correspondedWith Róheim, Géza, 1891-1953 person
correspondedWith Sachs, Hanns, 1881-1947 person
correspondedWith Simmel, Ernst, 1882-1947 person
correspondedWith Stärcke, August, 1880-1954 person
associatedWith Stirling-Gilchrist, J. person
correspondedWith Tamm, Alfhild person
correspondedWith Tausk, Victor, 1879-1919 person
correspondedWith Velikovsky, Immanuel, 1895-1979 person
associatedWith Waldinger, Beatrice Rose. person
correspondedWith Webster, Doris person
associatedWith Weiss, Edoardo, 1889-1970. person
correspondedWith Wertham, Fredric, 1895-1981 person
associatedWith Wittels, Fritz, 1880-1950. person
correspondedWith Zulliger, Hans, 1893-1965 person
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Birth 1871-10-13

Death 1950-05-04




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