Clifford Beers: Mental Health America, 1908-1935

Clifford Beers: Mental Health America, 1908-1935

by Michael Gray, Ted Deutsch
     
 

Clifford Beers would not be a man of business and commerce that, as a turn of the century Yale graduate, he once imagined himself. Instead he would become a crusader for the muted patients shut away in public and private institutions with names like Hospital for the Insane, Asylum for Feeble-Minded, Village for Epileptics, The School for Idiots and Fee-ble-Minded… See more details below

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Clifford Beers would not be a man of business and commerce that, as a turn of the century Yale graduate, he once imagined himself. Instead he would become a crusader for the muted patients shut away in public and private institutions with names like Hospital for the Insane, Asylum for Feeble-Minded, Village for Epileptics, The School for Idiots and Fee-ble-Minded Youth, the State Lunatic Asylum, The Insane Pavilion; names that make us cringe today.
Through the publication of his book, A Mind that Found Itself, An Autobiography, Beers found support for what would become his life’s work. He would speak for the patients that no one would listen to, the invisible ones, shut away from polite society, because he used to be one of them. Even after his release from the Connecticut Hospital for the Insane, in his heart, he would always be one of them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780985871130
Publisher:
National Human Services Assembly
Publication date:
05/27/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
51
File size:
0 MB

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