Medicine: For the Psyche

About 8,000,000 U.S. citizens are neurotic or worse by the estimate of the Social Security Board (based largely on Selective Service statistics). Last fortnight the U.S. Government began to take steps. A newly created six-man National Advisory Mental Health Council sat down in Washington to map a $10,000.000 attack on mental illness. The 4,000 overworked U.S. psychiatrists thought it high time.

By the time the Government got to work, an appointment with a psychiatrist was as hard to get as an apartment. Some of the work was caused by moneyed folk who wanted some hand-holding to help them through the perils of...

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