La Guérison des Dalton

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Lucky Luke #44
La Guérison des DaltonThe Dalton's Cure, The Dalton Brothers' Analyst
Cover of the French edition
Date 1975
Series Lucky Luke
Publisher Dargaud
Creative team
Writers Goscinny
Artists Morris
Original publication
Date of publication 1975
Language French
Preceded by Le Cavalier blanc (1974)
Followed by L'Empereur Smith, (1976)

La Guérison des Dalton is a Lucky Luke adventure written by Goscinny and illustrated by Morris. It is the forty fourth book in the series and It was originally published in French in the year 1975 .


A famed psychologist announces that crime is a psychologically-based personal inefficiency which can be cured by therapy, and he chooses the Dalton Brothers as his test subjects. But the story experiences a major twist: not only does the experiment fail spectacularly, the doc also decides to participate in the Daltons' exploits! Once more it is up to Lucky Luke to remedy this delicate situation.

Cultural references[edit]

  • The psychologist is a caricature of German film actor Emil Jannings.
  • Near the end of the story it is hinted that the psychologist's ideas will have an influence on a little boy born in Austria around the same time. This is of course a nod to Sigmund Freud, whom the nurse even directly references when she says: "Mrs. Freud! Mrs. Freud! Just hear what little Sigi wanted to do with me!"

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