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Breuer, Josef

Breuer, Josef yō´zĕf broi´ər [key], 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 Freud , became psychoanalysis. Together they wrote Studies in Hysteria (1895).

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