Deutsch, Hélène, 1884-1982

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Helene (Rosenbach) Deutsch, psychoanalyst, teacher, and writer, was born on October 9, 1884, in Przemysl, Galicia (Austria-Hungary), the youngest daughter of Regina and Wilhelm Rosenbach; her father was a prominent lawyer. At age sixteen, HD fell in love with Herman Lieberman, a lawyer and leader of the Polish Social Democratic Party, and became an ardent political activist, organizing strikes and campaigning for the rights of women to education and employment. In 1907 she followed HL to Vienna where he was elected to parliament, and enrolled in the Medical School of the University of Vienna. She was soon absorbed in the study of medicine and in 1912, shortly before her graduation, married Dr. Felix Deutsch, an internist. Their son Martin was born in 1917. During World War I, HD gained clinical experience in psychiatry at the Wagner-Jauregg Clinic in Vienna. She was the first of Sigmund Freud's women students to undergo analysis with him, and she became a member of his circle of friends and colleagues. A respected teacher and diagnostician, she founded the Vienna Psychoanalytic Institute in 1924, and was its director for nine years. With the rise of Hitler, the Deutsches left Austria in 1934 and came to Boston, where HD resumed private practice and was an active member of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society. HD was the author of The Psychology of Women, a two-volume study (1944, 1945); Neuroses and Character Types: Clinical Psychoanalytic Studies (1965); Selected Problems of Adolescence (1967); and Confrontations With Myself (1973), an autobiography. She died in Cambridge on March 29, 1982. For a detailed account of her life, see Helene Deutsch, A Psychoanalyst's Life, by Paul Roazen (Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1985).

From the guide to the Papers, 1900-1983, (Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute)

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referencedIn Jackson, Edith Banfield, 1895-1977. Additional papers, 1878-1977 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Anna Freud Papers, 1880-1995, (bulk 1946-1982) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Kris, Ernst, 1900-1957. Ernst Kris papers, 1893-1999 (bulk 1940-1956). Library of Congress
referencedIn Records of the President of Radcliffe College, 1972-1989 Radcliffe College Archives, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Deutsch, Helene, 1884-1982. Papers of Helene Deutsch, 1922-1992 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Additional papers, 1878-1977 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Freud, Anna, 1895-1982. Anna Freud papers, 1880-1995 (bulk 1946-1982). Library of Congress
referencedIn Jackson, Edith Banfield, 1895-1977. Papers, 1878-1977 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Papers, 1941-1968 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Deutsch, Helene, 1884-1982. Helene Deutsch papers, 1974. Library of Congress
referencedIn Paul Federn Papers, 1864-1975, (bulk 1895-1950) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Van Waters, Miriam. Papers, 1861-1971 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Freud, Anna, 1895-1982. Papers, 1880-1988 (bulk 1946-1982). Library of Congress
creatorOf Papers, 1900-1983 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Almy family. Additional papers, 1832-1984 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Papers of Helene Deutsch, 1922-1992 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Deutsch, Helene, 1884-1982. Papers, 1900-1983 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Van Waters, Miriam, 1887-1974. Papers, 1861-1971 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Almy family. Papers, 1649-1984 (inclusive), 1832-1984 (bulk). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Ernst Kris Papers, 1893-1999, (bulk 1940-1956) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Additional papers, 1832-1984 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Popper, Hermine Isaacs, 1915-1968. Papers, 1941-1968 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
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associatedWith Abraham, Karl, 1877-1925. person
correspondedWith Alice Ryder (?) person
associatedWith Almy family. person
associatedWith Almy family. family
associatedWith ALMY FAMILY family
associatedWith Barnay, Paul, 1884-1960 person
associatedWith Bernard Bandler person
associatedWith Bonaparte, Marie, Princess, 1882-1962 person
associatedWith Bonaparte, Marie, Princess, 1882-1962. person
associatedWith Deutsch, Felix, 1884-1964. person
associatedWith Deutsch, Martin. person
associatedWith Deutsch, Martin, 1917- person
associatedWith Deutsch, Suzanne Z. person
associatedWith Deutsch, Suzanne (Zeitlin) person
associatedWith Dr. Gertrud Hammerschlag person
associatedWith Edith Banfield Jackson, 1895-1977 person
associatedWith Eissler, K. R. (Kurt Robert), 1908-1999. person
associatedWith Elizabeth Zetzel's person
correspondedWith Federn, Paul. person
associatedWith Fliess, Wilhelm, 1858-1928. person
correspondedWith Freud, Anna, 1895-1982. person
associatedWith Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939 person
associatedWith Gizela Rosenbach person
associatedWith Hermine Isaacs Popper, 1915-1968 person
associatedWith Jackson, Edith Banfield, 1895-1977 person
correspondedWith Kris, Ernst, 1900-1957. person
associatedWith Lieberman, Herman, 1870-1941 person
associatedWith Malwina Rosenbach person
associatedWith Mann, James person
correspondedWith Matina Horner person
correspondedWith Patricia M. King person
associatedWith Popper, Hermine Isaacs, 1915-1968. person
correspondedWith Rado, Sandor, 1890-1972 person
associatedWith Roazen, Paul, 1936-2005. person
associatedWith Salinger, J. D. (Jerome David), 1919-2010 person
associatedWith Van Waters, Miriam, 1887-1974 person
associatedWith Wagner-Jauregg, Julius, 1857-1940 person
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Cambridge MA US
Republic of Poland 00 PL
Subject
Socialists
Women psychologists
Psychiatrists
Women socialists
Jewish women
Women psychoanalysts
Psychoanalysts
Jews
Women psychiatrists
Sex (Psychology)
Women--Psychology
Jews in the United States
Psychoanalysis
Occupation
Psychiatrists
Physicians
Psychoanalysts
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Birth 1884-10-09

Death 1982-03-29

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