Medicine: War & the Mind

The war has not bothered epileptics, but has greatly upset soldiers' stomachs. The facts, as recently reported in British medical journals:

> Despite bombings, sirens and frequent routings out of bed, the 450 inmates of the Lingfield Epileptic Colony at Lingfield, Surrey have remained "unperturbed." Many doctors think that epilepsy is brought on by fright, worry, or terrific shock. But Dr. Joseph Tylor Fox, head of the Lingfield colony, reported: "There was no general increase of [epileptic] attacks on days or nights of air activity, nor has any evidence been found of increased fits...

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