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The mad among us : a history of the care of America's mentally ill

Author: Gerald N Grob
Publisher: New York : Free Press ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1994.
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Americans want to be humane toward the mentally ill, yet we have always been divided about what is best for them and for society. Now, the foremost historian of the care of the mentally ill compellingly recounts our various attempts to solve this ever-present dilemma.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald N Grob
ISBN: 0029126959 9780029126950
OCLC Number: 29255799
Notes: "Gerald N. Grab is Henry E. Sigerist Professor of the History of Medicine at Rutgers University and an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences"--On book jacket.
Description: xi, 386 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Caring for the insane in Colonial America --
Inventing the asylum --
The emergence of American psychiatry --
Realities of asylum life --
The problem of chronic mental illnesses, 1860-1940 --
A new psychiatry --
Depression, war, and the crisis of care --
World War II and the new models of mental illnesses --
The foundations of change in postwar America --
The new frontier and the promise of community mental health --
Confronting the mad among us in contemporary America.
Responsibility: Gerald N. Grob.

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