Medicine: O Mattress Mine

A "peripatetic correspondent" of the staid British medical paper, The Lancet, contributed to the current issue a clinical report on an unclinical subject: lying in bed. Said he:

"The first essential is to get out of one's head the modern and materialistic idea that the object of lying in bed is to sleep ... [it is] to enjoy oneself, and it is no more than a fortunate accident that good sleeping and waking happen to contribute to the main object. . . . Similarly, one's object in designing the . . . bedroom must be not ... to provide a...

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