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Library and Archive Canada: 16mm.
"Most children go through phases when they insist on stepping on every sidewalk crack or on touching every lamp post. But what about adults who simply 'must' wash their hands every ten minutes or so, or who 'simply cannot work' unless they go through a routine of arranging objects on their desk. The middle-aged man in this film was unable to keep a job for five years before he was filmed in treatment with Dr. Karl Stern, who describes the nature of the condition and the methods used to help the patient toward recovery. Filmed at the Jewish General Hospital, Montreal."