Medicine: Looking Inward

Political and medical leaders joined last week in urging Americans to take an introspective look at their individual and collective psyches. At famed Saint Elizabeths Hospital in Washington. Health Secretary Flemming rang in national Mental Health Week by clanging a "mental health bell" forged from the shackles once used to restrain patients. The volunteer National Association for Mental Health and its branches staged open-hospital days across the country, persuaded thousands of outsiders to come see for themselves what it is like on the inside. And in Philadelphia, birthplace of U.S. psychiatry and (in 1844) of the American Psychiatric Association, more than...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!