Medicine: War Fugues

In the town of Beeston, in central England, lived Dr. Leonard Phipps Lockhart, a nervous, high-strung man of 41, with his devoted wife, Mary. As medical chief of Boots Pure Drug Co. (biggest British drug chain), he supervised the health and mental-hygiene activities of 22,000 employes. Three years ago, he got in the news by addressing a meeting of topflight British scientists on "neuroses and unbalanced lives." He knew what he was talking about.

In 1918, Leonard Lockhart had been a soldier on the Western Front. One summer's day, after he saw every comrade...

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