Medicine: Help from Help Wanted

MEN—WOMEN. Factory positions open for those who have experienced mental or emotional illness. Good starting salary. No experience necessary. Scientific evaluations to assist in proper placement.

Within 5½ hours after the Oakland (Calif.) Tribune hit the stands with this unusual classified ad, it drew 31 replies. Many a former mental patient clipped the ad and answered it later, and there was a total of no replies. Industrial Psychiatrist W. Ray Poindexter Jr. found, after a 2½-hour screening session for each applicant, that he could recommend more than half for jobs either in the factory or at home. This week eight women and...

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