Medicine: Mental Hygiene

Because Humanitarian Clifford Whittingham Beers was once crazy, the American Foundation for Mental Hygiene was created last week.

For three years he was kept in sanatoria and insane asylums, a maniac. That was the beginning of this century. Treatment then in use was to beat and cow the inmates cruelly. Maniac Beers kept tab of the cruelties and through interest in the subject regained mental balance. He was freed. Then he wrote his famed book, A Mind that Found Itself. For 20 years it has been a gospel to social workers.

The same year (1908)...

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