Dr. Daniel Gottlieb Moritz Schreber was a world famous German pedagogue, a physician, later a university teacher at the University of Leipzig and director of the Leipzig‘s sanatorium. He was extremely successful and the approval of Freud of the appropriately called Schreber system from this child psychiatrist might have helped also.
The fact that his two sons got insane and that one got therapy by Freud himself did not impress people much because by 1958 there were still two million people member of the Schreber association. Schreber was above all a fine business man and along with his books and parenting style came a series of merchandise goodies.
In 1884, his son, Daniel Paul Schreber, suffered the first of a series of mental collapses that would afflict him for the rest of his life. THis is his story.
This book is included because his father, Dr. Daniel Gottlieb Moritz Schreber had a tremendous impact on childcare in Europe in the last century.