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Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! - Part 3: Uncle Sam Doesn't Need You! Summary & Analysis

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Part 3: Uncle Sam Doesn't Need You! Summary and Analysis

During the war, Feynman is deferred from the draft because he is working on the atomic bomb, but now the war is over, and the army desperately needs occupation forces in Germany, Feynman is required to report to the draft board for a physical.

At the draft center, Feynman has his vision, blood, and other physical attributes tested before finally moving to the psychatric booth. Feynman clearly has no respect for psychiatry as a profession, and is therefore rude and condescending throughout the interview.

The psychiatrist asks him questions such as "Do you think people talk about you?" and Feynman gives truthful answers such as "Yes, sometimes I do. I went to see my mother the other day and she said 'My friends and I were just talking to me.'...

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