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July 16, 1927


Author Affiliations

Professor of Psychology, University of Wisconsin MADISON, WIS.

JAMA. 1927;89(3):200-204. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.92690030032013

I am aware to the point of embarrassment that a psychologist may look at a doctor only from that lowly position of privilege and reverence from which a cat may look at a king; nor have I any designs, feline or otherwise, to psychoanalyze the doctor and disclose any unpresentable repressions or complexes detrimental to the prestige that is the most valuable instrument in his formidable black-bag. As a prescription that I shall presently consider concerns the dissipation of fear, I offer this dose of assurance, in place of any more acceptable consolation suppressed by the freudian censor under the name of Volstead. Nor have I any thesis of startling novelty which might lead you to suspect it as a radical innovation. What I have to say is in the air, or, as we now say, on the air, and night be board-cast from any medical station in tune