Medicine: Success and Insanity

Twenty of the most brilliant families of New England teem with one form of insanity: manic-depressive psychosis. Such is the opinion, published last week by famed Boston Psychiatrist Abraham Myerson. His sources: century-old case records in McLean Hospital, Belmont, Mass., one of the oldest private hospitals in America.

"These families," wrote Dr. Myerson and Rosalie D. Boyle in the American Journal of Psychiatry, "have boasted presidents of the U.S., philosophers of international importance, writers who have founded schools of literature, scientists in every field . . . medical men galore . . ....

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