Medicine: Happiness Pills

Happiness is now within the reach of everyone—everyone, that is, who wants to be a dope. In the British Medical Journal, a distinguished British psychiatrist named G. Tayleur Stockings announced that one capsule of pyrahexyl, a synthetic marijuana-like drug, taken each morning, would make the saddest sack happy.

But, as usual, there is a catch. Since pyrahexyl is a true drug, more potent than marijuana, Dr. Stockings does not prescribe it for people who are just uncomplicatedly unhappy. He gave pyrahexyl in small daily doses (60 to 90 milligrams—equivalent to two or three marijuana...

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