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.1 rang in the 1940s with a patient census at 2, 476.1 The new five- story Hospital Building with medical clinics and sick wards was fully ... Louis Brat- ton started work as an aide in February 1941 at age twenty-seven and re- tired in 1979 as a Maintenance Supervisor II. ... with the possibility of being called to assist at any part of the hospital, even helping on tasks that were not listed in his job description.

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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