Medicine: Sick or Sinful?

"Psychiatrists since Freud have been busy doing for man's morals what Darwin and Huxley did for his pedigree." complained one of Britain's most respected economists and sociologists last week. This may or may not be progress, but to Economist Barbara Wootton, now a magistrate in London's juvenile courts, it presents a serious problem. In Twentieth Century she writes:

"The fact that the tiresome child, the lawbreaker and the unhappy lover now pass through [the doctors'] consulting rooms implies the belief that people in these predicaments are, or may be, ill. The concept of...

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