Medicine: Cracked Brains

Psychiatrists, crack experts on cracked brains, met at Toronto, last week, and for a moment entertained the scientifically crazy notion of forbidding a psychoanalysis of Abraham Lincoln's personality.

Dr. Abraham Arden Brill of Manhattan, a Freud disciple, was scheduled to read a paper on "Abraham Lincoln as a Humorist." Lincoln, from what Dr. Brill has been able to learn out of Lincoln biographies, was a schizoidmanic. That appellation is not so horrendous as it seems in type. A schizoid is a "split personality." He has subtle conflicts among the psychic components of his personality....

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