Gorman argued that huge mental hospitals had never been cost-effective or good for patients, and the advent of new tranquilizing
drugs would make them even less defensible. He urged legislators at a public hearing of the New York State Committee on Public
Health to abandon their outdated thinking about mental health problems and explore new alternatives.
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1958-01-28 (January 28, 1958)
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Community Mental Health Services
A Full-time Activist: The National Committee Against Mental Illness, 1953-1963