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Re-upholstering Sigmund Freud's Couch and Remembering One Poet Who Made a Dent in it

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Professor Freud's couch at the Freud Museum in London (Photo: Robert Huffstutter/Flickr)

The Freud Museum in London made an appeal to have the couch of Sigmund Freud re-upholstered for his 157th birthday. One of Freud's many patients was American Poet Hilda Doolittle, also known as H.D.

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The World's Marco Werman speaks with Dawn Kemp, the acting director of the Freud Museum and Susan Friedman, an English Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to discuss why the couch is in need of repair and how Sigmund Freud and H.D. formed a unique student-analyst relationship around the famous chaise lounge.