WHERE does medicine go when skills developed over the centuries are able at last to subdue today's top killers, cancer and circulatory disorders? Will major efforts then be concentrated on fathoming such puzzlers as the common cold, the crippling diseases which have their origin in muscular and neurological disorder, and the gremlins on wheels and in homes and at work which "cause" accidents?
These and other enemies of good health are likely to remain long after the separate riddles of cancer and heart disease begin unraveling. Above them all, however, looms a larger and more ominous scourge—disorders of the mind. Although mental illness is as old as mankind, only recently have significant numbers of physicians been fired with the view that it is a disease, involving a susceptibility factor as well as a resistance potential, which is amenable to control through a broad program of preventive medicine.
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