The Big Mental Hospital Is Obsolete


Title:
The Big Mental Hospital Is Obsolete
Creator:
Gorman, Mike
Date:
28 January 1958
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 He urged legislators at a public hearing of the New York State Committee on Public Health to abandon their outdated thinking about mental health problems and explore new alternatives.
Location:
Box: 10. Folder: 27
Rights:
Public Domain
Genre:
Speeches
Subject:
Community Mental Health Services
Format:
Text
Extent:
13 pages
Language:
English
Legacy ID:
TGBBBM
NLM ID:
101743403X10
Profiles Collection:
The Mike Gorman Papers
Story Section:
A Full-time Activist: The National Committee Against Mental Illness, 1953-1963