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Dianetics founder challenges psychiatry to mental duel

Title: Dianetics founder challenges psychiatry to mental duel
Date: Monday, 12 February 1951
Publisher: Elizabeth Daily Journal
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L. Ron Hubbard, of Elizabeth, founder of the controversial new mental health science of dianetics, today hurled a challenge at the psychiatric profession, many members of which have sharply criticized his theories. Mr. Hubbard, organizer of the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation at 275 Morris avenue, suggested that two impartial judges select two neurotic individuals, without previous advice from either psychiatrists or dianeticists. The psychiatrists would treat the patients for a week, under his proposal, with psychometries — tests, to the laymen ... [Read the rest at]