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A Mind That Found Itself: An Autobiography
That insane persons are still abused is suspected by the public at large; but direct and convincing proof of that fact is seldom presented. I am sure that the proof I now offer will ring true, and will contribute to the correction of many mistaken ideas regarding the insane and their treatment, and regarding insanity itself. In the discussion of the crude methods of treatment which now obtain, all abuses which fell under my observation will of necessity be laid bare. A former victim of these methods, I feel at liberty to attack them; and the right to do so is doubly mine as I have a remedy to offer, or at least a campaign to propose....
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Title: A Mind That Found Itself: An Autobiography
Creator: Clifford Whittingham Beers (author)
Date: 1910
Format: Book
Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co., New York
Source: Available at selected libraries
Keywords: Abuse; Advocacy; Alcohol; Asylums; Attendants; Autobiography; Bipolar Disorder; Civil Liberties & Rights; Clifford Beers; Communication; Confinement; Connecticut; Correspondence; Death; Diagnoses & Diseases; Doctors; Economics; Employment; Epilepsy; Family; Government; Health & Medicine; Identity; Insanity; Institutions; Jurisprudence; Labor; Labor & Commerce; Laws & Regulation; Legislation; Medical Professionals; Medication; Medicine; Medicine & Science; National Committee For Mental Hygiene; Neurasthenia; New York; New York City, NY; Policy; Prejudice; Privacy; Psychiatric Disability; Public Health; Restraints; Social Welfare & Communities; Statistics; Treatments Therapies Cures; William James; Yale University
Topics: Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Social Movements & Advocacy