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Austrian physician, psychiatrist, and physiologist, born January 15, 1842, Vienna; died June 20, 1925, Vienna. According to some writers, his full name is Josef Robert Breuer.


  • Die Selbststeuerung der Athmung durch den Nervus vagus.
    Sitzungsberichte der kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch–naturwissenschaftliche Classe, Wien, 1868, 58 Band, II. Abtheilung: 909-937.
    Hering-Breuer reflex.
  • Ueber die Function der Bogengänge des Ohrenlabyrinths.
    Medizinische Jahrbücher, Wien, 2nd series, 1875, 4: 72-124.
  • Beiträge zur Lehre vom statischen Sinne (Gleichgewichtsorgan, Vestibularapparat des Ohrenlabyrinths).
    Medizinische Jahrbücher, 2nd series, 1875, 65: 87-156.
  • Sigmund Freud and Josef Breuer:
    Ueber den psychischen Mechanismus hysterischer Phänomene (vorläufige Mittheilung).
    Neurologisches Centralblatt, 1893, 12: 4-10; 43-47.
    The preliminary announcement of the results of the collaboration that was the starting point of psychoanalysis. It described work begun several years previously.
  • Sigmund Freud and Josef Breuer:
    Studien über Hysterie. Leipzig & Wien, F. Deuticke, 1895; 2nd edition, 1909.
    The foundation of psychoanalysis. Using what they called the cathartic method, in which hysterical patients were made to describe the manifestations of their symptoms in detail, with or without hypnosis, Breuer and Freud were successful in providing the patients with temporary relief from symptoms. Abridged English translation, New York, 1909. First complete translation, Hogarth Press, 1956.
  • Die krisis des Darwinismus und die Theologie. Lecture, 1902.
  • Studien über den Vestibularapparat. 1903.
  • Über den Galvanotropismus (Galvanotaxis) bei Fischen.
    Wien, aus der kaiserlich-königlichen hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1905.
  • Über das gehörorgan der Vögel. Sitzungsberichte der kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch–naturwissenschaftliche Klasse, 1907: 249-192.
  • Curriculum vitae. Autobiography published in Vienna 1925. Very rare.
  • Paul F. Cranefield:
    Josef Breuer. In: Charles Coulston Gillispie. Editor in chief: Dictionary of Scientific Biographies. Charles Scribner’s Sons. New York, 1970, volume 2, pp. 445-450.

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