The first question Dr. Baur explores is whether the love between a doctor and patient, regardless of betrayal or abuse, can ever be curative. Citing the marriages between priests and parishioners, and therapists and patients, she begins by exploring the love affairs of two famous analysts, Carl Jung and Sandor Ferenczi. While married, Jung entered into a passionate 12-year relationship with Sabina Spielrein, who was then 19 years old. She was institutionalized and had been diagnosed as having a psychotic hysteria when her treatment began with Jung. In the course of their tumultuous love affair, Spielrein became well enough to attend and graduate from medical school and analytic training. A prolific writer, she later analyzed Jean Piaget.