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Every Other Bed (draft)

 Digital Record
Identifier: 101743403X99


  • 1956


33 Pages



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.

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Physical Condition - Good


Collecting Area Details

Part of the Archives and Modern Manuscripts Collection Collecting Area

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