Medicine: Supermen Under Fire

In modern times, practitioners who set out to cure the ills of the mind tend to be looked up to as supermen who may not be denied or defied. As such, they have taken over many of the attributes of power once vested in priests and kings, shamans and devil doctors. How are they using their powers over the minds of men?

Badly, says Sebastian de Grazia, a layman, in Errors of Psychotherapy (Doubleday; $3). His complaint: the psychotherapists are ignoring moral values and man's "communal nature." Badly, says Psychologist Robert Lindner in Prescription...

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