Medicine: Hope & Psychiatry

When Pandora opened the box and loosed upon mankind all the evil gifts of the malevolent Greek pantheon, by Hesiod's account "Hope was the only spirit that stayed there . . . and could not fly forth." According to Kansas' famed Psychiatrist Karl Menninger, hope has stayed there, cowering and crouching, too much of the time from Hesiod's day until now. To this fact, as much as to the evils of "selfishness, vengefulness, hate, greed, cruelty, destructiveness and even self-destructiveness," which Pandora released, Dr. Menninger lays many of mankind's troubles.

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