Cure patients by listening to them talk about their problems? Unheard of. Insane. Absurd! But there was one man who tried this method. This man plunged into the unknown world of the unconscious mind, regardless of what others thought. He was none other than Sigmund Freud, a daring freethinker and a unique individual. His method of treatment, called psychoanalysis, was the beginning of modern-day psychiatry. In this book, Catherine Reef gives an in-depth story of the life of Freud as well as an overview of his theories and historical coverage of world events during his lifetime.