Medicine: Psychiatry & Being

When I consider the brief span of my life, swallowed up in the eternity before and behind it, the small space that I fill, or even see, engulfed in the infinite immensity of spaces which I know not, and which know not me, I am afraid, and wonder to see myself here rather than there; for there is no reason why I should be here rather than there, now rather than then.

—Pascal: Pensées (circa 1656)

It was a regular quarterly meeting of the Connecticut Society for Psychiatry and Neurology, which usually attracts an attendance...

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