Behavior: The Kansas Moralist

Karl Augustus Menninger, M.D., celebrated his 80th birthday at a monstrous bash last week. Like many another octogenarian, he spent much of the next day rocking in his chair. But this was no porch rocker; it was the spring-backed executive chair in the busy Chicago branch office of the Menninger Foundation, an umbrella organization for a multitude of psychiatric services. By 11 a.m. Menninger had already conferred with a number of people, including a publisher who is bringing out one of his three books for 1973. Besides a technical work, Theory of Psychoanalytic...

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