Frontier Medicine

The man in the chair in the blacked-out room is a homosexual. There is a projection screen before him. On it flashes a picture of a male model with a fine physique. Seconds later, as the photograph lingers on the screen, an electric shock races through the body of the watcher. As the sensation passes, the picture of the male is replaced by the image of an attractive woman. The sequence is repeated again and again and again. The image of the man is thus linked with displeasure and that of the female with pleasure. This is a brief summary of a form of treatment for homosexuality known as aversion therapy. In a way it is frontier medicine.

– “The Men Apart” Evening Chronichle, 1965

One Response to “Frontier Medicine”

  1. MGL Says:

    >I am flabbergasted. My gasts are flabbering in a discombobulatory manner.