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About King Laius and Oedipus: Reminiscences from a Childhood Under the Spell of Freud

There are but a few sons of psychoanalysts who followed their fathers in the choice of their profession and became psychoanalysts. I Among daughters we find more who did so. As to myself, I took quite a detour before I became a successor to my father's (Paul Federn, MD) work. In fact he bequeathed it to me before he took his own life to avoid the agonies of dying from cancer. For those readers who do not know about this distinguished follower of Freud, a few remarks shall serve as an orientation.