Medicine: Heartsickness

"Dear Jim: I have been thinking the whole thing over and I now see that it wasn't wise for us to be married. I don't want to hurt you, but. . . ."

A serviceman's wife writing thus to her husband probably suffers from a condition whose other symptoms include severe depressions, colitis, heart palpitations, diarrhea, frequent headaches. Described as a "new disease" by Dr. Jacob Sergi Kasanin, chief psychiatrist at San Francisco's Mt. Zion Hospital, this psychoneurotic condition by last week had become so prevalent among service wives that San Francisco psychiatrists...

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