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Author Lael, Richard L., 1946-

Title Evolution of a Missouri asylum [electronic resource] : Fulton State Hospital, 1851-2006 / Richard L. Lael, Barbara Brazos, and Margot Ford McMillen.

Imprint Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2007.


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Description xvii, 252 p. : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents From idea to reality, 1844-1850 -- Overcoming obstacles : the first decade, 1850-1860 -- Disaster and rebirth, 1861-1872 -- Administration gridlock and recovery, 1869-1897 -- "To the victors belong the spoils" : asylum patronage, 1872-1923 -- Search for a cure : treatments in transition, 1905-1940 -- Bursting at the seams : growing pains, 1890-1940 -- Three early residents -- Dramatic changes in treatment, 1940-1949 -- Missouri's mental health care comes of age, 1950-1959 -- Enlightened leadership, 1960-1969 -- New strategies, new challenges, 1970-1979 -- The challenge of youth, 1950-1991 -- Deinstitutionalization, 1980-1989 -- New missions as the century turns, 1990-2000 -- An uncertain future.
Summary "Traces 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 underfunding"--Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Psychiatric hospitals -- Missouri -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Brazos, Barbara, 1947-
McMillen, Margot Ford.
ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780826216892 (hard cover : alk. paper)
0826216897 (hard cover : alk. paper)

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