Hans Selye: The Discovery of Stress

G.A.S. Spells Stress As with so many wondrous discoveries of science and medicine, it was by chance that Hungarian-born Hans Selye (1907-1982) stumbled upon the idea of the General Adaptation Syndrome (G.A.S.), which he first wrote about in the British journal Nature in the summer of 1936. The G.A.S., alternately known as the stress syndrome,…

Reading Computers

How will reading be affected by computers? Some sanguine folks have argued that computers, behind the wizardry of the Internet, will make conventional books, magazines, and newspapers obsolete. This opinion, though not yet a consensus, is growing. At the forefront of the revolution is best-selling author Stephen King. One of the United States’ most dominant…