Medicine: Neurotic Chestnut

Last week a hardy old chestnut, still to be cracked, was picked over for the umpteenth time. Picker was Dr. Nolan Don Carpentier Lewis, head of the New York State Psychiatric Institute in Manhattan. "I'm not interested in normal people," said bluff Dr. Lewis to a group of normal laymen. All great works in the world, said he, are the doings of neurotics, and if a psychiatrist wants to do his bit for civi lization, he should remember that men of talent must stay neurotic.

"A very famous woman novelist," con tinued Dr. Lewis, "came to consult me not long ago about...

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