Medicine: Drugged Future?

Are the tranquilizers and newer "psychic energizers" only the harbingers of a parade of drugs that will cure a wide variety of man's emotional disorders, increase and prolong his mental efficiency, perhaps decrease his need for sleep? This teaser from the psychochemist's dream world was presented last week by New York's Dr. Nathan S. Kline to a Chicago meeting of the American Pharmaceutical Manufacturers' Association. Eventually, said Dr. Kline, modifications of existing drugs, and others still to be discovered, should lead to progress in these areas:

HARDENING OF BRAIN ARTERIES and resulting mental deterioration in the aged. (This now causes 30% of...

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