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You know that Sigmund Freud, "the father of psychoanalysis", was the first to discover the properties of this drug, both exciting and energetic characteristics as its medical use in the form of anaesthetic.
In June 1884, Freud wrote an essay on cocaine called Über Coca, which recounted the origin and use made of this substance by South American Indians.
Better known as the "father of psychoanalysis" Sigmund Freud was the first to discover the properties of this drug, both exciting and energetic characteristics as its medical use in the form of local anesthetic. But finally it was not Freud who reached fame with this discovery, but one of his coworkers.
During this time Freud started to using cocaine, but never became addicted to it. Also offered to friends, siblings, and even his girlfriend Martha. When he later began to be aware of the toxic effects of this drug, because among other things, the death of a friend by cocaine addiction, began to retract the good publicity that was doing it, then, accepting as only possible application, the medical.
Freud and Koller had 28 and 26 years respectively when they worked at the Vienna General Hospital as ophthalmologists. The two had many want to have name and fame, and can thus obtain a more comfortable economic position. Thus, Freud could marry his girlfriend Martha and Koller be appointed head of the Department of Ophthalmology of the hospital.
Freud knew the possible applications as anesthetic that had cocaine, but did not have time to keep experimenting. Secluded left his professional career to begin a new life with his girlfriend. It was then that he asked his friend, the ophthalmologist Leopold Köningstein, which investigate on those properties, so it could be used as an ocular anesthetic. Leopold had several failed attempts, so stopped it, leaving on vacation.
It was then when Koller, knowing already the publication of Freud, began to investigate knowing that cocaine would serve to anesthetize the eye. First practiced with a frog, then with rabbits, dogs, with friends and even with itself. Checking so cocaine dissolved in water was able to anaesthetise the eye.
Aware of the discovery made, wrote a work for ophthalmological Congress causing a huge sensation.
When Freud and Koningstein returned from their vacation and learned what had happened, they did more than complaining about not having been to try more times. Moreover, Freud reprocharía him to his now wife Martha have distracted from its main function.
All this led Freud to a big disappointment for not having achieved it. But at that time, I still didn't know that later would become known him as the father of psychoanalysis, therapy that would designate all the momentum of the Psychiatry and psychology of the 20th century.
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