Helene Deutsch


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Helene Deutsch (née Rosenbach) (October 9, 1884 – March 29, 1982) was an Austrian-American psychoanalyst and colleague of Sigmund Freud. She was the first psychoanalyst to specialize in women.

She was born in Przemyśl, then Austrian Galicia. Her father had been educated in German, but Helene (Rosenbach) was sent to private Polish-language schools. Her love of Polish literature continued... more »

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  • ''The embattled gates to equal rights indeed opened up for modern women, but I sometimes think to myself: "That is not what I meant by freedom—it is only 'social progress.'"''
    Helene Deutsch (1884-1982), U.S. psychiatrist. Confrontations with Myself, ch. 1 (1973).
  • ''All observations point to the fact that the intellectual woman is masculinized; in her, warm, intuitive knowledge has yielded to cold unproductive thinking.''
    Helene Deutsch (1884-1982), U.S. psychiatrist. The Psychology of Women, vol. 1, ch. 8 (1944-1945).
  • ''After all, the ultimate goal of all research is not objectivity, but truth.''
    Helene Deutsch (1884-1982), U.S. psychiatrist. The Psychology of Women, vol. 1, preface (1944-1945).
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