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Yes, I think it has. I think you're right, it has,
but I think it would be even more useful if they had been
willing to encompass the idea that you could use drugs plus
analysis and psychotherapy and get even more results faster
for more people, because the whole business of the time and
expense involved is something that is crucial for many people
for their whole lives. And the Menninger Hospital in Topeka
is enormously expensive.
And it's all done there on the individual basis.
The Menningers and Franz Alexander have been the leading
trainers of young men in the field of analysis and these young men
will, in turn, be the leaders for the more substantial drive
against mental illness, which I hope is presently shaping itself.
Now, I'd like to head the next section as the beginning of
our efforts to establish the National Mental Health Institute.
Before you do that, are you planning to say something about
Dr. Alexander himself and his work on the Coast?
Dr. Alexander has been working in Mt. Sinai
Hospital on emotional factors in relation to physical reactions
and even at the age of 75 he's really a vigorous leader in
the field of psychiatry still. He does very few private
analyses and spends most of his time writing and doing research
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