Medicine: 6 & 14 Syndrome

When Steve was a year old, his mother ran away. Until he was seven he seemed happy with his grandparents on the East coast; then his father took him to the Southwest to live with a middle-aged female cousin. Steve was active in Boy Scouts and church groups, and he idealized good sportsmanship and a high ethical code. But he complained that his cousin-guardian nagged him about such things as getting shirts dirty. When he was 15, Steve beat and stabbed her to death.

At University Hospitals in Madison, Wis., Psychiatrist Sherwyn M. Woods took a series of encephalograms and found them...

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