March had sought psychiatric help from Dr. Edward Glover when he was in London on business for Waterman in the 1930s. According to Philip Beidler, he was sufferng from what may have been psychosomatic disorders relating to his experience in World War I. But literary scholars Rosemary Reisman and Bert Hitchcock as well as March's biographer Roy Simmonds believe there were other internal conflicts stemming from his family and life before the war. After over a decade of spending all his time at writing, March was seen to be in mental distress in New York City and was brought back to Mobile, where he was given a suite at the Grand Hotel on the bay. His return to Mobile set the stage for what would be his last and most popular novel, The Bad Seed. We will explore the subject of March's psychological problems in depth on this website. For now, hear what March's friend Elizabeth McGowin and Waterman executive Norman Nicolson have to say about March after his return to Mobile in the video clip above.