At the turn of the century [...] a nurse visiting a 75-year-old person may be engaged as part of her job in making sure that he is taking regularly several kinds of vitamin doses, a painkiller, a hypnotic dream regulator, an anti-depressant, a sedative or psychostimulant, and so on. — Dr. Stanley Yolles, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health in 1970

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Depressingly realistic.