Medicine: Insulin for Insanity

About 50% of the inmates of U. S. insane asylums are there on account of a deteriorated mental-emotional condition variously called dementia praecox, schizophrenia or split personality. Therefore the presence in Manhattan last week of a young Vienna psychiatrist, who cures such disoriented wits by means of insulin, created great stir among doctors, great hopes among relatives of schizophrenics.

Called dementia praecox because it strikes most victims between the "precocious" ages of 18 and 35, called schizophrenia because it reveals a split between the emotional and intellectual activities of the victim,...

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