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100 years ago

Brain Fag and War

“Modern man is a top heavy being whose brain is disproportionately superior to his other organs,” says the New York Medical Journal, and then goes to prove that the war in Europe is the result of brain fag. The Journal believes that the stress and hard mental work of this age tended inevitably to the reassertion of the primitive impulses. Something had to snap, and when it did the result was the war. Other nations accuses Americans of living too fast; but they do not see that we combine pleasure with work to such a degree that, if we don’t let down on t...



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