What Shall Be the Attitude of the Public Toward the Recovered Insane Patient?

What Shall Be the Attitude of the Public Toward the Recovered Insane Patient?

Boston: Massachusetts Society for Mental Hygiene, 1916.

Softcover. Very good. Publication No. 9 of the Massachusetts Society for Mental Hygiene, Reprinted from the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, 1916. 8 pp, stapled. Short tears at left margin, but still very good. Argues that "the attitude of suspicion, fear, and avoidance toward the discharged recovered patient is unjustifiable….has an injurious effect on the individual, and is opposed to the higher doctrines of humanity." According to his New York Times obituary (May 25, 1982), "Dr. Solomon was best known for his efforts as the director of the Massachusetts Mental Health Center to open up psychiatric wards, eliminating guards, locked doors and the rigid supervision that made many patients feel like prison inmates. He was also considered the leading force behind efforts in [the 1960s and 1970s] to replace large mental health hospitals with community mental health centers."

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