POLICIES & PRINCIPLES: The Full Treatment

Many psychiatrists have a fairly fixed idea that the world is badly bent, and a set conviction that psychiatry can straighten it out. Last week, in Geneva, Danish Psychiatrist P. J. Reiter suggested to the second annual assembly of the World Federation for Mental Health that every top official in all branches of government in all countries "ought to have his head examined." A physical checkup, thought Dr. Reiter, would be a good idea too. Examinations should be conducted by boards composed of a psychiatrist, a psychologist, a sociologist and a physician. Of course, added Dr. Reiter, before ruling...

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