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|