Medicine: Mind Matters

Atlantic City was host last week to half a dozen societies of psychologists and psychiatrists, including psychoanalysts. Items noted by the mind-healers: ¶ A little learning about psychoanalysis is a dangerous thing; parents pick up a smattering of the subject and misuse it, said Manhattan's Dr. Mary O'Neil Hawkins. Parents who would spoil their children anyway now spoil them more, and think they have a scientific basis for doing so. They tend to intellectualize faults and vainly try to use reason to bring obedience. This is worse than simply laying down the...

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