Medicine: It's My Nerves

Modern man worries so much about his ability to measure up to the challenges of his environment that he often, literally, worries himself sick. So believes Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn, chancellor of Sydney University and grand old (78) man of Australian medicine, who sees patients when other doctors have not been able to decide what ails them. Most alarming, Physician Blackburn feels, is the fact that for the first time in history, man may have reached the point where he admits defeat in the face of great odds.

In "strenuous and difficult times" in the past, he writes, the emphasis was upon...

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