Carl Gustav Jung was born on the 26th of July 1875 in Kesswil, Switzerland, where his father was a Protestant clergyman. Early in his life, the family moved to Laufen and then to Klein-Hüningen, where Jung remained until his entrance into the Gymnasium at Basel in 1886. Endowed with a particularly vivid inner life, Jung found schooling difficult, but nevertheless entered the University of Basel in 1895 to study medicine. After eventually deciding to specialise in psychiatry, Jung took his first professional post in 1900 at the Burghölzli Mental Hospital, Zürich; a position that was later supplemented in 1905 with a lectureship in psychiatry in the University of Zürich.

During his time at the Burghölzli Hospital, Jung's analysis of schizophrenic delusions and his work on the

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Citation: Carney, James Patrick. "Carl Gustav Jung". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 August 2004 [, accessed 18 July 2024.]

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