Medicine: Body & Mind Raid

In the clinic, a converted garage in Manhattan's fashionable East 60s, a lecture was going on. Flanked by a Great Dane on one side, a grateful patient on the other, Dr. Edward Spencer Cowles, head of the lucrative Body & Mind Foundation, was up on a platform addressing an audience of 300. In popped the police, led by Assistant Attorney General Bernard Bienstock. Thus after 19 stormy years Dr. Cowles's treatment of nervous socialites with brown medicine and mass pep talks came at least temporarily to a halt.

While the patients sang Hail,...

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