Medicine: Meeting on the Mind

Zurich's broad, winding streets were plastered last week with cryptic blue and white signs—a Swiss artist's stylized version of the Greek letter psi. The ψA sign had been adopted by the city as an emblem to guide 2,000 visiting psychiatrists from 58 nations to their scattered meeting places. Occasion: the Second International Congress for Psychiatry (the first was held in Paris in 1945). Since the theme was "the present status of our knowledge about the group of schizophrenias," Zurich was an appropriate meeting place, for it was here that the late Psychiatrist Paul...

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