Evolution of a Missouri Asylum

Evolution of a Missouri Asylum

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qTraces the history of Missouri's first state mental institution, the Fulton State Hospital, founded in 1851. This institutional history examines a century and a half of changing attitudes toward mental illness, evolving treatments as medical and psychiatric science sought cures and the continuing administrative challenges of overcrowding and chronic underfundingq--Provided by publisher.Fulton State Hospital, 1851-2006 Richard L. Lael, Barbara Brazos, Margot Ford McMillen ... 3 The new focus of the work program proved so beneficial that in 1927 Superintendent Biggs requested additional funding from the legislature to ... By 1906, a new manual explicitly outlined the duties of attendants: [attendants] must dance with patients must never imitate, ridicule or mock the patients must always.

Title:Evolution of a Missouri Asylum
Author: Richard L. Lael, Barbara Brazos, Margot Ford McMillen
Publisher:University of Missouri Press - 2007-01-01

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