Medicine: Fear of Fear

If we were bombed tonight, the people of the city would not know what to do. . . . There would be hysterical people, people who would actually die from fear, standing up. . . . Very few people burn to death. They are scared to death.

In these none too scientific words Washington's Chief Air-Raid Warden warned the city's wardens against the effects of panic.* Last week in Manhattan, the Emergency Committee of Neuro-Psychiatric Societies, headed by Psychiatrist John A. P. Millet, began a series of lectures to wardens, giving a more realistic...

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