Medicine: Children's Mental Hospital

Mental illness in a child often seems more strangely frightening than mental illness in an adult. An emotionally disturbed child is far more likely than an adult to act out his hostile and aggressive impulses, instead of merely talking them out, because deeds are more natural to him than words. In a mental hospital this sometimes makes the child patient* a demon of destructiveness, and many institutions refuse to accept him.

Last week bigwig psychiatrists from across the U.S. converged on Ann Arbor to help dedicate a monument to the proposition that more can and must be done for such children: the...

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