Clifford Wittingham Beers and his associates in the great Mental Hygiene movement (TIME, Nov. 25) tacked to a new educational course last week. The past 20 years they have been spreading a general lesson—protect mental health and treat the mentally ill humanely, intelligently. In the future they will teach specifically how to prevent mental and nervous troubles, how to treat and cure developed cases. TIME'S reference to what Yale's President James Rowland Angell said at the mental hygiene dinner last fortnight gave an erroneous impression....

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