Medicine: Air Raids Test Marriage

A powerfully built man of 48 crouched in a London air-raid shelter, trembling and sighing like a furnace. After the all-clear, he stubbornly refused to come out. "I'm sorry, girl," he called to his wife, who was upbraiding him, "I can't 'elp it." His neighbors were all amazed by his "cowardice," for he had an excellent record in World War I.

Noted Psychiatrist Hugh Crichton-Miller did not consider this man a coward but a victim of anxiety neurosis. In the British Lancet last week he reported that the man had a father who beat...

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