Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen

Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen is a professor of comparative literature and French at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is the author of many works on the history of philosophy of psychiatry, psychoanalysis, and hypnosis.

  • How Freud Canonized Himself

    The censorship of Freud's correspondences, sequestering of documents and reminiscences in sealed boxed, and more was a systemic and concerted enterprise to consolidate the legend.

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Cryotherapy's Dubious Appeal

James Hamblin tries a questionable medical treatment.

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Confessions of Moms Around the World

In Europe, mothers get maternity leave, discounted daycare, and flexible working hours.

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How Do Trees Know When It's Spring?

The science behind beautiful seasonal blooming

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