A review of Andrew Gottlieb's Half Lives.

I just finished filing my Chinese visa documents. I am required to submit a medical report confirming that I am in good overall health and do not have TB, AIDS or any other venereal disease, or any mental ill­nesses. This is followed by an ex­haust­ive list of possibly dis­qual­i­fy­ing mental ill­nesses - none of which are obviously communicable.