The Alienist - Part 1, Perception: Chapters 4-6 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Perception: Chapters 4-6 Summary

In Chapter 4, Moore wakes late in the morning. Kreizler instructs Moore to meet him at Bellevue. When Moore arrives, he and Kreizler are led to a patient's room where they will interview a man who killed his neighbor's daughter for no apparent reason other than the fact that the neighbor asked him not to tell off color jokes in front of her. When Kreizler begins to interview the man, he realizes he has been drugged with a medication called chloral hydrate, a cheap sedative. Kreizler becomes angry because he has urged doctors to stop using this drug. However, Kreizler is able to interview the man well enough to determine he is not insane, nor could he have killed the young prostitute the night before.

In Chapter 5, Moore and Kreizler arrive at police headquarters for their meeting with Roosevelt. Kreizler is distracted...

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