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Every Other Bed (draft)

 Digital Record
Identifier: 101743403X99

Dates

  • 1956

Extent

33 Pages

Creator

Description

Gorman wrote Every Other Bed "for the express purpose of bringing to the American people the facts about the parlous state of psychiatric research and training in a country fat with prosperity, two-toned automobiles, and refrigerators which open from either side." Though some progress had been made in reforming the treatment of the mentally ill, Gorman said, a thorough overhaul of the entire national system was called for; as of 1955, half of all hospital beds in the U.S. were occupied by psychiatric patients (hence the book title). Gorman condensed six of the book chapters for a six-part series published by the Philadelphia Inquirer in June 1956.

This book was later published by World Publishing Company.

Language of Materials

English

Original Profiles System Identifier

TGBBGV

Physical Description

Physical Condition - Good

Creator

Collecting Area Details

Part of the Archives and Modern Manuscripts Collection Collecting Area

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