Medicine: Magic & Mickey Mouse

A psychiatrist who teaches parlor magic and a psychiatrist who measures the smiles of patients last week solemnly reported on their work.

Thimbles, Cards and Rope. Psychiatrist Douglas McGlashan Kelley, who is director of the psychopathic ward in San Francisco Hospital, teaches simple tricks to victims .of certain mental diseases. His theory: patients who have withdrawn into themselves from shyness, inferiority complexes or mild schizophrenia (split personality) can become the life of the party if they are taught parlor magic. The tricks they learn, said Dr. Kelley, "require no brains and can't go wrong."...

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