Nationwide Evaluation of New Psychiatric Drugs is Urgent Need


Title:
Nationwide Evaluation of New Psychiatric Drugs is Urgent Need
Creator:
Gorman, Mike
Date:
16 February 1956
Description:
In this testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Gorman explains to the budget committee that several new tranquilizing drugs (reserpine and chlorpromazine) might revolutionize psychiatry and alleviate overcrowding in mental hospitals. However, no controlled studies had been done to assess the drugs' physiological effects, or their suitability for various psychiatric disorders. Only the National Institute of Mental Health was equipped to do such a large-scale evaluation, and only Congress could authorize the funding for it.
Location:
Box: 10. Folder: 12
Rights:
Public Domain
Genre:
Speeches
Subject:
Chlorpromazine, Reserpine, and Tranquilizing Agents
Format:
Text
Extent:
13 pages
Relation:
The First Year's Experience with Large-Scale Use of Chlorpromazine and Reserpine in the Mental Hygiene Institutions of New York State: A Preliminary Report, 1956
A Proposal for the Technical Evaluation of Psychiatric Drugs, 1956
Language:
English
Legacy ID:
TGBBBC
NLM ID:
101743403X2
Profiles Collection:
The Mike Gorman Papers
Story Section:
A Full-time Activist: The National Committee Against Mental Illness, 1953-1963