Foreign News: In a High Wind

From Paris' Right Bank last week came two messages of hope. The hope could be felt by those afflicted with anything from climacteric melancholia to a tendency to burp at cocktail parties.

White-bearded André Berillon, backed by the 41 textbooks on hypnosis and psychotherapy which he has written in his 87 years, offered a panacea by hypnosis. Known as the Doctor of Fear because of his pervasive pessimism, Berillon sat hunched in his eerie consulting room, a tight, dusty black suit stretched on his bony frame, a black skullcap pulled over his forehead and a purple velvet tie flapping about...

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