Book review: A re-examination of Freud and his possibly ill-deserved status in our world

In The Guru, the Bagman and the Sceptic, Seamus O’Mahony blends erudition with wit and a doctor’s compassion for humanity as he assesses the history of psychoanalysis with a critical eye

Sigmund Freud, Austrian psychiatrist and father of psychoanalysis, in the office of his Vienna home: Freud’s theories and techniques flourished during inter-war Europe. Picture: Bettmann Archive