Medicine: Mad World

The idea that the world had gone crazy and that it was up to them to save it seemed to have gained hold on many of the U.S. psychiatrists who met last week in Atlantic City. Listening to the impassioned speeches at the American Neurological Association, no layman could doubt that the doctors' hearts were in the right place; but he could not help being surprised at some of their ideas. Over dinner tables, on the boardwalk, in hotel lobbies, strange views cropped up about mental health in Germany—many of them to the effect...