Books: Toxic Deliberation

How TO WORRY SUCCESSFULLY—David Seabury—Little, Brown ($2.50).

According to Dr. David Seabury, a group of English mathematicians recently reported "that in two centuries there will no longer be in Europe a single person in possession of his reason." In 1859 there was one insane person in every 535; by 1927 the proportion was down to one in 312; by 1929 it was one in 150. Some psychologists hold that everybody is crazy now. Dr. A. J. Desloges, director of hospitals for the insane for the province of Quebec, said that "the whole world would...

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