Josef Breuer


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Breuer, Josef

(yō`zĕf broi`ər), 1842–1925, Austrian physician. He was the first to use (1880–82) the cathartic method to cure hysteria. His therapy and theory, when developed by FreudFreud, Sigmund
, 1856–1939, Austrian psychiatrist, founder of psychoanalysis. Born in Moravia, he lived most of his life in Vienna, receiving his medical degree from the Univ. of Vienna in 1881.

His medical career began with an apprenticeship (1885–86) under J.
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, became psychoanalysis. Together they wrote Studies in Hysteria (1895).
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Gretel and the Dark opens in 1899 Vienna where renowned psychoanalyst Josef Breuer has been given a very strange case.
After Exner received his doctorate in 1870 he worked at the physiological institute at the University of Vienna, Austria, where he was influenced by Josef Breuer (1842 - 1925) and Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939).
Set in Vienna in 1899, Josef Breuer is a celebrated psychoanalyst and is about to encounter his strangest case yet.