Medicine: Old Men, New Tricks

One of the best bruited rules in industrial medicine is that a man needs a feeling of accomplishment in his job—whatever it may be. This need, an industrial medicine expert told a Manhattan conference last week, often increases instead of decreasing as the man gets older.

Even late in life, said Dr. Edward J. Stieglitz, a change of job may still be the key to improved mental and physical health. Dr. Stieglitz cited the case of a man who had worked in a bank since he was 15—because his parents had thought that this was a secure and respectable way to make...

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