Education: Sharp Sheepskins

For $500 any interested citizen could become a Doctor of Philosophy in psychology. For $800 the New York College of Psychiatry would put him through a course leading to a doctorate of science. Head of this low-cost educational project—an extension of both Los Angeles University's College of Psychiatry and Golden State University of Los Angeles—was curly-haired, thoughtful-looking, 24-year-old, self-styled "Vice Dean" George William Manus. His sideburns and the drape of his chalk-stripe suit were sharp. So were his departments: practical and applied psychology, chemical psychotherapy, hypnotic childbirth, advanced esoterics and metaphysics, and reflex therapy (dandy for baldness). Students of "prenatal suggestion"...

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