When Nietzsche Wept - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

Irvin D. Yalom
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Chapter 3 Summary

Dr. Breuer has a long day. After his office appointments, he gets in his fiacre and visits seven patients in their homes, three of whom are desperately ill. By the time he is finished, he is too tired to meet his scientist and physician friends at the Café Griensteidl as he usually does. He asks the driver just to take him home. On the way home he sees a young friend of his, Sigmund Freud, walking in the rain, and he asks Freud if he'd like to come home with him. Freud gets in the fiacre.

The two friends have much in common. They are both Jewish physicians, although Freud is still in training and prefers research to actual medical care. Dr. Breuer describes Freud as himself ten or eleven years ago, and he encourages his friend to optimistism about the anti-Semite forces...

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