July 1964

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  • Psychiatrists and the Poor

    DR. ROBERT COLESis a child psychiatrist whose major interest is social psychiatry. For several years he studied Negroes and whites under the crises of desegregation in the South, and more recently, the adjustment of migrant farm families along the Eastern seaboard. He is a research psychiatrist to the Harvard University Health Services and a consultant to the Southern Regional Council.

  • Mental Disease and the Urban Hospital

    A graduate of Harvard College and Washington University School of Medicine , DR. JOHN H. KNOWLES, served as an intern and resident at the Massachusetts General Hospital. After a year as a United States Public Health Service Fellow at the University of Rochester Medical School, he returned to the M.G.H. as chief resident in medicine in 1959, and in 196'2 he became general director.

  • London

  • The Help We Need

    Now staff science writer for the Rockefeller Foundation, GREER WILLIAMSwas assistant director of the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston, and precious to that he served for five years as director of information for the Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health. He was the editor of the commission’s report to Congress. ACTION FOR MENTAL HEALTH,and is the author ofVIRUS HUNTERSand numerous magazine articles on scientific and medical subjects.

  • Institutional Peonage: Our Exploitation of Mental Patients

    A graduate of the University of Vermont Medical School, F. LEWIS BARTLETT, M.D., served his internship at St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He had his training in psychiatry at the University of Louisville and at the University of Pennsylvania, and later was on the staff of Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute. He is now in private practice.

  • The Neurotic's Notebook

  • Who, Me?

  • The Intrusive Patient

    C. S. JENNISON is a Vermont housewife who has written many light articles for the ATLANTIC.

  • Milk, Beads, Thongs, and the Spiral Nebulae

    Widely known as an author, teacher, and lexicographer, BERGAN EVANS is on the faculty of Northwestern University,

  • Dim View

  • Tape Recorders: The New Models

  • Record Reviews

  • The Peripatetic Reviewer

  • Reader's Choice

  • Potpourri

  • British Guiana

  • Peter Ustinov Speaking

    PETER USTINOV has made his mark as an actor, a playwright, a novelist, a director, and a producer in films, on the legitimate stage, and in radio and television. These musings extracted from a beguiling conversation with HENRY BRANDON, associate editor and Washington correspondent of the SUNDAY TIMES of London, explain how he came to be the man he is.

  • What's Ahead for Labor?

    In the June issue of the ATLANTIC, John R. Bunting reviewed the changes taking place in the basic structure of our economy and described what businessmen must do to meet the challenges brought about by these changes. Now we turn to NEIL W. CHAMBERLAIN, professor of economics at Yale, for an assessment of what the labor unions must do to adapt to the current asset revolution.

  • Time Out of Mind

    SHEILA BURNFORD is a Canadian doctor’s wife whose tale of three animals, entitled THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY, has become a classic of its kind. The following essay is taken from her new book, THE FIELDS OF NOON, which will appear next month under the Atlantic Little, Brown imprint.

  • The Atlantic Report on the World Today: Washington

  • To Ligurinus, Relentlessly a Poet

  • Mahatma Gandhi Was Wrong

    Lawyer, teacher, and civic leader, whose initiative is greatly valued here and abroad, LELAND HAZARD was invited by the Ford Foundation in early 1963 to go to India to counsel the Minister of Steel, Mines, and Heavy Engineering on ways and means to extricate the state-owned steel and fertilizer plants from governmental red tape. Since that time, Mr. Hazard has made two additional visits to India and has spent more than five months there.

  • The Lions Are Loose

    Almost a quarter of a century ago, GEORGE H. FREITAGfirst broke into print in theATLANTICwith his storyUncle Horace.”Since then his work has appeared in our pages from time to time. Mr. Freitag, a sign painter by profession, is now teaching an evening course in writing at Pasadena City College.

  • A Trout

  • Invisible Death

    Sportsman, author, and conservationist, CLARK C. VAN FLEET is a native Californian who for five decades has roamed the forests and fished the streams of the West Coast. ATLANTIC readers will recall Mr. Van Fleet’s article in defense of Rachel Carson, when the chemical companies attacked her as the author of SILENT SPRINT. In this new article Mr. Van Fleet gives further evidence that Miss Carson was right.

  • A Rough Map of Greece: Rhodes

    A member of the ATLANTIC’S editorial staff, with a love for antiquity, PHOEBE LOU ADAMS conducted a one-woman exploration of the Greek Islands and the mainland in the spring of last year. We published four of her papers in 1963, and this is the third of a new series.

  • The Mute Singer

    Sculptor, painter, architect, and writer. STANISLAV SZUKALSKI was horn in Poland, came to the United States and lived in Chicago when he was in his twenties, then returned to Poland to work at his sculpture. He managed to escape the Siege of Warsaw and is now living in California.

  • Ma: A Plain Song

  • Four and a Half Days in Atlanta's Jails

    GLORIA WADE BISHOP received her master’s degree in American literature from Boston University and is now an instructor of English, at Spel man College. She and her husband, icho teaches at Atlanta University, took part in a large demonstration in Atlanta last January and were sent to jail as a result.

  • Disturbed Americans

  • The Meaning of Mental Illness

    More than half of all hospital beds in the United States are occupied by the mentally ill, and thousands of Americans are being treated outside of hospitals for depression, anxiety, or other types of neurosis. For an overall new of our changing attitudes toward mental illness and its treatment, the ATLANTIChas turned toDONALD FLEMING,professor of history first at Brown, then at Yale, and now at Harvard.

  • The Uncommitted Cortex: The Child's Changing Brain

    Born in the United States, DR. WILDER PENFIELDstudied at Princeton, Johns Hopkins, and Oxford universities, and began his scientific and clinical career at Columbia and at the Presbyterian Hospital of New York City. He has been a citizen of Canada since 1934 and became the first director of the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University. In addition to his reputation as a scientist and neurosurgeon, he is the author of four books, the most recent of which,THE SECOND CAREER,was published in January by Little, Brown.

  • State Care

    For almost a century, the responsibility of providing care and treatment for our nation’s mentally ill has fallen to the state. The programs followed in the state hospitals and clinics of New York are here described by DR. PAUL H. HOCH, commissioner of mental hygiene for the state of New York since 1955. Dr. Hoch, who is professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia, was born in Hungary and came to the United States in 1933 after serving as physician in charge of brain research at the University of Goettingen in Germany. In this country he has continued his research and practiced psychiatry.

  • Psychiatric Treatment: Here and in England

    A fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, DR. WILLIAM SARCIANTfirst came to the United States in 1938 to work at Harvard and the Massachusetts General Hospital on a Rockefeller Foundation grant. Since then he has been a frequently invited visitor to the United States. Author ofBATTLE FOR THE MINDand a former president of the section of psychiatry of the Royal Society of Medicine, he is in charge of the department of psychological medicine at one of London’s oldest and most famous general leaching hospitals.

  • College Students in Trouble

    One out of every nine students in our colleges, says DR. JAMES PAULSEN, “is sufficiently emotionally disturbed to need medical leave, hospitalization, or extensive and intensive psychiatric treatment.”Dr. Paulsen is psychiatrist in chief of the Student Health Service at Stanford University. He is also a member of the Palo Alto Medical Clinic and a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the Stanford Medical School.

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