Medicine: Insanity Zones

The nearer you live to the center of a large city, the more likely you are to go insane. If you live in an urbanized riverside area (like sections of St. Louis, Milwaukee, Omaha, Kansas City and Peoria by Clarence W. Schroeder. His findings (published in the current American Journal of Sociology) confirm the striking insanity pattern for Chicago (see cut) discovered by Robert Faris and H. Warren Dunham (Mental Disorders in Urban Areas) in 1939.

Psychiatrists have long known that city people go crazy more often than country people, but the discovery of...

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