Moments of Madness. Remembering Life in the State Hospital in the 1930's. [Worcester State Mental Hospital and Boston State Hospital]

Barton, Walter E.

Edité par Whitman Communications, Lebanon, NH, 1996
Etat : Very Good Couverture souple
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Iv, 104 pages, pictorial wrappers, very good. Scarce. Stated first edition. Anecdotes: Worcester and Boston State Hospital 1930's to 1960's. From Wikipedia: "Walter Earl Barton, M. D. (1906-1999) was an American physician, a psychiatric administrator, and a leader in American psychiatry. ~He was recommended to practice at the Worcester State Mental Hospital in Massachusetts and he stayed there until 1942, first as a psychiatric resident then as assistant superintendent. The superintendent of the Worcester State Mental Hospital then was William Bryan, a physician who wrote the first book on psychiatric administration. Barton wrote his first publication in 1934 on pericardial hemorrhage in scurvy. ~His work in the Army earned him the Legion of Merit Medal. Barton wanted an overseas assignment and was sent to Leyte in the Philippines as a commanding officer of a station medical hospital. In 1945, he was soon brought back at the request of the Governor of Massachusetts to be Superintendent of the Boston State Hospital. He left military service as a Lieutenant Colonel. Barton found the Boston State Hospital in abominable conditions: there were only six physicians and 20 nurses to cover 2,600 patients. The buildings had been neglected and the patient care was inhumane. Barton’s first task was to recruit physicians and nurses (his military experience enlarged his acquaintance with many qualified staff who he recruited for the hospital). He began training programs and research activities at the hospital. In 1946, Barton began his service as a consultant to the Veterans Administration (VA) and the National Institute of Mental Health. Both organizations were building their programs in training and research, and becoming active in psychiatric organizations. He was appointed to the Joint Commission on Mental Health and Illness which was established by the U. S. Congress to consider the entire field of mental health disease and to recommend improvements in medical care. He worked with the Commission for six years which produced the book, Action for Mental Health, a blueprint for psychiatry for the future in the United States. Barton remained at the Boston State Hospital from 1945 to 1963, when he left to serve as Medical Director of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) from 1963 to 1974.". N° de réf. du libraire 36993

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Titre : Moments of Madness. Remembering Life in the ...

Éditeur : Whitman Communications, Lebanon, NH

Date d'édition : 1996

Reliure : Softcover

Etat du livre :Very Good

Etat de la jaquette : No Dust Jacket As Issued

Edition : First Edition

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