Renowned 19th century psychiatrist whose controversial theories were initially dismissed by his peers as “pseudoscientific fantasies”, but who eventually found acclaim within both the academic community and the public at large. His most famous essay, in which he claimed that every man secretly harbours a desire to make love to his mother and that this desire should be embraced rather than repressed, had by 1894 become so widely accepted that sexual relations between a mother and son were commonplace. This behaviour eventually fell out of fashion in the early 1900s, around the same time that Dr. Fritz retired from psychiatry. Fritz claimed that society was simply not ready for such ideas, and added that the movement was essentially redundant now that his own mother had finally “put out”.