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8:30am, December 26, 2013

Healing talk

Bruce Bower described efforts to bring mental health services to the poor in developing nations, especially in times of war, in “Heal thy neighbor” (SN: 12/14/13, p. 22).

“We will have to come forward and join hands to help these people,” Dee Baig said on the Science News website. “The idea that the famous poet Saadi described in the following lines more than 700 years ago is as relevant today as it was then: ‘If one member is afflicted with pain, other members uneasy will remain. If you have no sympathy for human pain, the name of human you cannot retain.’ ”

Putting it all in perspective

Readers have lately taken us to task for not indicating the sizes of objects in photographs and diagrams.

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