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July 9, 1910

THE NERVOUS UNFIT

JAMA. 1910;55(2):107-109. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330020011004
Abstract

It may have been the original intention of our Creator that all human creatures should start the race of life with the same equipment of physical and functional strength, and many generations back in the history of the human family such may have been the case. The profession would be relieved of an ever-present problem if all of God's favored creatures acted and reacted alike to the responsibilities of life, to the daily fight for bread, to the wild chase after wealth, to the exacting demands of social responsibility with all its joys and sorrows, with all its pleasures and disappointments, with all its cares and comforts, with all its successes and all its failures.

That so many fall short in being able to stand the tension of life's responsibility and fail to fill their measure of work at the end, is due to one of the following:

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