Medicine: Mind-&-Body Ills

Every autopsy performed at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Washington, where most of the patients are mentally deranged, added evidence to Dr. Walter Freeman's theory: that certain types of personalities are particularly susceptible to certain diseases. Dr. Freeman, 35, is professor of neurology at George Washington University Medical School and associate professor of gross pathology at Georgetown University School of Medicine and director of St. Elizabeth's pathological laboratory. He recently studied 1,400 post mortem examinations and found:

Schizoid types: physically pale, sharp-featured; mentally censorious, nonsocial, preferring routine habits, tending to have their personalities...

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