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The Mike Gorman Papers

Title:
"Every Other Bed" (draft) pdf (2,813,744 Bytes) ocr (64,755 Bytes)
"Every Other Bed" (draft)
Description:
Gorman wrote Every Other Bed "for the express purpose of bringing to the American people the facts about the parlous state of psychiatric research and training in a country fat with prosperity, two-toned automobiles, and refrigerators which open from either side." Though some progress had been made in reforming the treatment of the mentally ill, Gorman said, a thorough overhaul of the entire national system was called for; as of 1955, half of all hospital beds in the U.S. were occupied by psychiatric patients (hence the book title). Gorman condensed six of the book chapters for a six-part series published by the Philadelphia Inquirer in June 1956.
This book was later published by World Publishing Company.
Number of Image Pages:
33 (2,813,744 Bytes)
Date:
1956
Creator:
Gorman, Mike
Rights:
Courtesy of Mike Gorman.
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Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Hospitals, Psychiatric
Health Care Reform
Legislation as Topic
Exhibit Category:
A Full-time Activist: The National Committee Against Mental Illness, 1953-1963
Box Number: 16
Folder Number: 6
Unique Identifier:
TGBBGV
Document Type:
Drafts (documents)
Monographs
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Publications, 1946-1989
SubSeries: Every Other Bed, 1956-1957
Folder: Condenstation in the Philadelphia Inquirer, June 1956
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2004-09-16
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