No need for tablets

August 27, 2004

So psychologists have discovered evidence of ancient post-traumatic stress ("Tablets record stress of 2094BC", August 20).

I'm sure 4,000 years ago is early, but don't the Psalms have some better descrip-tions?

"I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels. My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws" (Psalm 22).

Sounds like the way most of us will be feeling by the end of the next semester.

Mary Brown
Robert Gordon University

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