Excerpt from Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry, 1920, Vol. 4 In retiring from this chair, with thanks for the hor accorded me, I have thought it worth while t SO much to review the past as to forecast the future. Nevertheless, the work Of the Society for the past year is worthy Of mention, for it has been both active and produc tive, so much so that I make bold to suggest that we might with advantage add one more monthly meeting to our list, in order the better to give Vent to Our somewhat pent up energies. Our best enter prise was Our excursion to Cape May to study the war cases Of Dr. Frazier and Dr. Ingham, before which we had had a Special program devoted to the military experiences Of others Of our members. We have, in fact, had our minds much fixed on the neuroses of war, until, I believe, the time has come for us to turn the page and to begin to think about the neuroses Of peace. It is apparent that the dangers Of peace may be even greater than the dangers Of war, and the pa rama of the world - as Spread before us today - may make the timid exclaim with King Pyrrhus, Ather such victory, and we are lost. These world phemena appeal to us t as politicians but as physicians, t as partisans but as scientists; it is for us to discover the pathologic in them, for even in the mad Whirl of pandemic hysterias in which SO many others are losing their heads, the neurologists may be trusted to keep theirs on their shoulders. Let us gather the fruits Of a disastrous Victory, for sometimes the gleaning Of Ephraim is better than the Vintage Of Abiezer. The condition in which the world finds itself imposes an Obligation on such a society as ours. It should aim to take a lead in sane think ing; to Oppose with a persistent and trenchant criticism the vagaries Of thought in high and low places: to stem the turbid tide which bears on its bosom the otsam and jetsam of a neurasthenic age. A recent writer in Harper's Magazine exults in the thought that this age and country is that Of the commonplace. In his Opinion th ing above a low average level is to be, or Should be, allowed to survive. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.