Photostory #102: Montreal Medical Scientist Explores "Stress": Selye Gives Medicine New Direction

Chris Lund
National Film Board of Canada
Release Date
April 23, 1957
CMCP fonds
Credit Line
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
Main Text
As a medical student at the University of Prague, Dr. Hans Selye first noticed that early symptons[sic] of many illnesses were identical: loss of energy and appetite, general aches and pains. He pondered this fact for 10 years, then as a research endocrinologist in Canada he went to work to find out why. His discovery that "stress" can cause sickness has given medicine a new direction.