Asylums, Community Care And Politics

Sullivan, Philip R.
May 1983
America;5/7/1983, Vol. 148 Issue 18, p357
The article discusses the changing medical care provided by the hospitals in the U.S. The author relates his observation to the Medfield State Hospital, an asylum for the insane, which provided a basic subsistence for all its patients and a rehabilitation potential for those whose conditions were more treatable. The author also emphasizes that the break up of the state hospitals is a result from the citizens' lack of sophistication and worldliness harnessed to a collective selfishness.


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