Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) Hand-Signed Thank You Card, "Sgmd. Freud", 6 x 5, May 1936, the printed text, in German, reads (translated): "Thank you very much for your participation in the celebration of my eightieth birthday", by the Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst. On his 80th birthday congratulations arrive from a multitude of international scientists, writers and artists. The well-wishers include James Joyce, Pablo Picasso, Leonard and Virginia Woolf, H. G. Wells, Albert Schweitzer, Albert Einstein and many others. Amid the celebrations Freud was suffering from cancer of the jaw but still refusing to give up his beloved cigars. He was also aware that the Nazi Party had control in Germany, and Freud's books were prominent among those they burned and destroyed. But, he continued to underestimate the growing Nazi threat and remained determined to stay in Vienna. He would continue to do so for several years until the shock of the arrest and interrogation of Anna Freud, in 1938, by the Gestapo finally convinced Freud it was time to leave Austria. Comes with a wonderful 4.25 x 6, black/white, glossy, photo lithograph of Freud. Both items in very fine condition.