The Big Mental Hospital Is Obsolete


Title:
The Big Mental Hospital Is Obsolete
Description:
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 He urged legislators at a public hearing of the New York State Committee on Public Health to abandon their outdated thinking about mental health problems and explore new alternatives.
Extent:
13 pages
Date Created:
28 January 1958
Creator:
Gorman, Mike (Mike Gorman)
Right Type:
Public Domain
Subject:
Community Mental Health Services
Profiles in Science ID:
TGBBBM
NLM ID:
101743403X10
Genre:
Speeches
Language:
English
Format:
Text
Location:
Box: 10. Folder: 27