Medicine: The Conscientious Way

The ex-inmate of a mental hospital described his own reaction to electric shock treatment: "The zero hour arrives at last. . . . They are ushering me into a small cubicle. ... Six strong pairs of hands holding me down with an iron grip. . . . Then suddenly a flash of green lightning. . . . Numbers being read off, everything being carefully, scientifically, maddeningly checked (God in heaven, I can't swallow, I can't swallow). . . ."

Such testimonials, which are valuable guideposts to those who nurse mental patients, are printed regularly in one of the nation's most curious publications:...

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