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Abraham Arden Brill, psychiatrist, was the first to introduce Sigmund Freud to the English-speaking world.


Abraham Arden Brill was born in Kanczuga, Austria, Oct. 12, 1874. Brill came to the United States as a youth. Son of Philip and Esther Brill.


Bachelor of Philosophy, New York University, 1901. Doctor of Medicine College Physicians and Surgical (Columbia), 1903.


Formerly assistant physical Central Islip Eastern State Hospital, and in clinic or psychiatry, or Zurich, Switzerland. Formerly chief of clinic in psychiatry, Columbia University, and lecturer on psychoanalysis and abnormal psychology, New York University. Was assistant professor psychiatry, Post-graduate Medical School.

Now lecturer on psychoanalysis and psycho-sexual sciences, Columbia University. Clinical professor psychiatry, New York University.


  • Translated Freud's and Jung's works into English.

    Brill's original works include Psychoanalysis--Its Theories and Practical Application (1921), Fundamental Conceptions of Psychoanalysis (1922), and Freud's Contribution to Psychiatry (1944).


  • book

    • Psychoanalysis--Its Theories and Practical Application (1921)

    • Fundamental Conceptions of Psychoanalysis (1922)

    • Freud's Contribution to Psychiatry (1944)

  • translation

    • Freud's Selected Papers on Hysteria, in 1909

    • Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex (1910)

    • Interpretation of Dreams (1913)

    • Carl Gustav Jung's Psychology of Dementia Praecox in 1909


Member New York State and New York Company medical societies, New York Neural. Society, American Psychopathol. Association, American Psychoanalytic Association, American Medical Association, New York Academy Medicine.

New York Society for Clinical Psychiatry, New York Psychiat Society, American Psychiatric Association, American Therapeutic Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Anthropol. Ethnological Society. Clubs: City, Lotos.


Married K. Rose Owen, May 21, 1908. Children: Gioia Bernheim, Edmund.

Gioia Bernheim Brill