Medicine: Psychiatrists in Washington

Already half the hospital patients of the nation are in insane asylums or their equivalents. Psychiatrists are convinced that within a few years one out of twenty of the inhabitants of the U. S. will be mentally incompetent or emotionally unstable. To cope with that dreary future all sorts of organizations exist such as National Committee for Mental Hygiene, Special Schools Association (to train "retarded" children). Friedsam Foundation (to study children especially), American Neurological Association (which meets in Montreal next week), American Psychiatric Association.

They all have researches under way to investigate the...

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