Edward Hitschmann (1871-1957)

Edward Hitschmann was born and educated in Vienna, where he was a practicing internist. Joining Freud’s Wednesday Night Society in 1905, he briefly became the Freud family physician. Hitschmann was a devoted adherent of Freud.

A pioneer psychoanalyst, he wrote “Freud’s Theories of Neurosis” (1911) for the education of the public about psychoanalysis. Hitschmann directed the “Ambulatorium,” Vienna’s outpatient low cost or free psychoanalytic clinic from 1922.

Fleeing the Nazis, he immigrated to the U.S. in 1938. He contributed to psychobiography, and published “Great Men: Psychoanalytic Studies” (1956).

Harold P. Blum, M.D.