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Gracefully insane : the rise and fall of America's premier mental hospital

Author: Alex Beam
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An entertaining and poignant social history of McLean Hospital--temporary home to many of the troubled geniuses of our age--and of the evolution of the treatment of mental illness from the early 19th century to today.
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Beam, Alex.
Gracefully Insane : The Rise and Fall of America's Premier Mental Hospital.
New York : PublicAffairs, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Beam
ISBN: 9780786750368 0786750367
OCLC Number: 707067879
Description: 1 online resource (297 pages)
Contents: 1 A Visit to the Museum of the Cures; 2 By the Best People, for the Best People; 3 The Mayflower Screwballs; 4 The Country Clubbers; 5 The Search for the Cure; 6 The Talk Cure; 7 Welcome to the Twentieth Century; 8 The Mad Poets' Society; 9 Staying On; 10 Diagnosis; 11 Physician, Heal Thyself; 12 Life Goes On; Acknowledgments; Notes on Sources; Index.
Responsibility: Alex Bearn.

Abstract:

An entertaining and poignant social history of McLean Hospital--temporary home to many of the troubled geniuses of our age--and of the evolution of the treatment of mental illness from the early 19th century to today.

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