Koster’s A Man Called Peter posits a man whose vocation is ultimately chaplain to the United States Senate, it kills him.
Here, the inevitable result. A scientist loses his mind at the death of his eight-year-old daughter, he tends her constantly in vacant space, the Government supplies him with a “bodyguard and friend” who brushes her hair and tucks her in bed. He cries at the recitation of “The Three Bears”.
The scientist thus disburdened of his delusion carries out work on equations to effect “fission of nonradioactive materials”. It snaps in his mind, owing to chance occurrences, he fabricates his results for the military and blows up the whole wide world from a secret military test site.