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Asylum for the Insane: A History of the Kalamazoo State Hospital [Hardcover]

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Item description for Asylum for the Insane: A History of the Kalamazoo State Hospital by M.D. William A. Decker, Y. Erbil, Bob Phillips, Tony Wyss-coray, Li Jixian, David Griffin & Sylvia Yount...

To establish the context within which the Kalamazoo Hospital came to be built, Decker begins the story in Europe in the previous centuries with historical antecedents, theories about mental illness and the treatment of mental disorders. These formative, primitive ideas were gradually adopted in this country where very little understanding of mental disorders existed. When the Kalamazoo State Hospital was founded, then named the Michigan Asylum for the Insane, in 1854, there were no private practitioners of psychiatry even in the largest cities. Psychiatry grew out of the exchange of information between the medical staff of these new public institutions. Dr. Decker gives readers a comprehensive view of Michigan s first psychiatric facility including the architectural style and plans, building descriptions and history, Legislative Acts regarding the operation and governance, personnel including Medical Directors, historical perspective on the causes of insanity, their treatment and services, noteworthy events and a complete bibliography and appendex.

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Pages   370
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 11" Height: 8.25"
Weight:   2.9 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2007
Publisher   Arbutus Press
ISBN  193392604X  
ISBN13  9781933926049  

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Excellent history of the development of U.S. Public Mental Health care  Jun 4, 2008
Distinguished American psychiatrist William A. Decker, M.D. provides readers with a concise illustrated history of the development of public mental health care. Dr. Decker shares many insights gathered firsthand over several decades while caring for the mentally ill, reflecting upon historic and contemporary treatment methods. His commentary and perspective are unique as he was the last Medical Superintendent of Michigan's first State Hospital which opened in 1859. The book is amply illustrated with historic photos, bibliography and statistical data.

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