The Loneliest Man in Town

Jackson, Don D.
February 1956
New Republic;2/13/56, Vol. 134 Issue 7, p21
This article focuses on psychiatrists. The psychiatrist sets himself off from his medical brethren by the passivity of his tool, listening. More than this, he sets himself off from all people by the nature of what he listens to and by his attitude toward it. The psychiatrist's loneliness is not confined to the four walls of the consultation rooms In his social life he may also have twinges of doubt about his particular cross. At a cocktail party the latest psychiatric jokes are beamed in his direction.


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