GERMANY: Two Diagnoses

Two psychiatrists recently made long-range studies of Adolf Hitler. In-The New Republic last week an anonymous one called Medicus, warning against the dangers of such guesses, tentatively diagnosed him as a schizophrenic who was disappointed in his mother and has been expressing that disappointment in aggression all his life. As a rule, he said, when aggressive neurotics reach the height of their powers they automatically collapse. Medicus found evidence of growing confusion, indecision and fear in Adolf Hitler's recent actions, and, as a way of saying Herr Hitler may go crazy, concluded, "a purely pathological outcome is not at all...

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