Medicine: Mental Quacks

¶ A shy, melancholy college student took his troubles to a quack "psychologist." The quack told him to enroll in a course in public speaking and tell his troubles to the class. The student tried it, broke down, later committed suicide.

¶ A mother consulted another mind-quack about her eleven-year-old "problem child." The quack recommended sending the child to a boarding school where she would get strict discipline. The child, who needed love more than punishment, became a mental case, perhaps incurable.

¶ A wife consulted another quack because she was not getting along with her husband....

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