"The solution to his own enigma" : connecting the life of Montague David Eder (1865-1936), socialist, psychoanalyst, Zionist and modern saint
Thomson, Mathew. (2011) "The solution to his own enigma" : connecting the life of Montague David Eder (1865-1936), socialist, psychoanalyst, Zionist and modern saint. Medical History, No.55 (No.1). pp. 61-84. ISSN 0025-7273Full text not available from this repository.
This article examines the career of pioneer British psychoanalyst David Eder (1865-1936). Credited by Freud as the first practising psychoanalyst in England, active in early British socialism and then a significant figure in Zionism in post-war Palestine, and in between an adventurer in South America, a pioneer in the field of school medicine, and a writer on shell-shock, Eder is a strangely neglected figure in existing historiography. The connections between his interest in medicine, psychoanalysis, socialism and Zionism are also explored. In doing so, this article contributes to our developing understanding of the psychoanalytic culture of early twentieth-century Britain, pointing to its shifting relationship to broader ideology and the practical social and political challenges of the period. The article also reflects on the challenges for both Eder's contemporaries and his biographers in making sense of such a life.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > History|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Eder, M. D. (Montague David), 1866-1936, Psychoanalysis -- Great Britain -- History, Socialism -- Great Britain -- History, Zionism -- Great Britain -- History, Psychoanalysis and culture -- Great Britain -- History, Psychoanalysis and history -- Great Britain -- History|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Medical History|
|Publisher:||Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL|
|Official Date:||January 2011|
|Page Range:||pp. 61-84|
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