Photostory #102: Montreal Medical Scientist Explores "Stress": Selye Gives Medicine New Direction
National Film Board of Canada
April 23, 1957
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
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.