Medicine: Shocks Recommended

The first accounts of insulin shock treatment for dementia praecox (type of insanity characterized by split personality, delusions, self-absorption, etc.) seemed to make the old miracle of casting out devils come true (TIME, Jan. 25, 1937).* Last week New York State's hard-headed Temporary Commission on State Hospital Problems, whose job it is to find ways of reducing the enormous state hospital population (73,000), ignored the miracle angle, produced the first report on what insulin can mean in days & months, dollars & cents. It recommended to Governor Dewey that, if only...