Self-Help for Phobias
In This Chapter
Howard Hughes grew up during a time when mothers didn’t let their kids play in rain puddles because of fear of the polio germs they thought might lurk there. His mother was especially cautious; she constantly worried about Howard’s exposure to germs, was extremely careful about what he ate, and checked him daily for symptoms of disease.
Howard’s fear of germs grew throughout his life. As an adult, ...