Felix Deutsch (1884-1964)

Felix Deutsch was born and educated in Vienna. He was an internist, artist, pianist and Zionist. After his marriage to Helene Deutsch (1912), he became increasingly interested in mind-body interaction.

In 1923, he was Freud’s personal physician at the time Freud developed cancer of the jaw. Felix Deutsch, after emigrating to the U.S., became the first Professor of Psychosomatic Medicine at Washington University.

He wrote significant articles on psychosomatics and psychotherapy, and published, “Applied Psychoanalysis: Selected Objectives of Psychotherapy” (1949).

Harold P. Blum, M.D.