Two physicians, one old and one young, fall in love with the same woman, Juliette, a quixotic hairdresser. First, she is with Raoul, the older one; then passion for ClÃ©ment, the younger doctor, takes over. Raoul fights back, playing on ClÃ©ment's guilt and Juliette's lack of self-assurance; then, ClÃ©ment makes his case to Juliette, abandons his fiancÃ©e, and takes her to the provinces where he sets up practice and asks her to have a baby. She panics and abruptly leaves ClÃ©ment, taking up with Raoul again. When she contracts Hodgkin's disease and the treatment does no good, Raoul believes she has the malady of love. Is there a cure?