Biennial Report of the Supervisors of the Insane for the State of Vermont for the Years 1926-28.

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Title

Biennial Report of the Supervisors of the Insane for the State of Vermont for the Years 1926-28.

Subject

psychiatric hospitals
insane asylums
history of madness

Description

In this report, the Supervisors of the Insane describe part of their work as “dispel[ling] the old time prejudice against what used to be Insane Asylums, but which now are Hospitals for the Insane – and they are hospitals in fact as well as name” (p.3). Arguing that in all of the State’s mental institutions, “the patients are well and kindly cared for and considered as patients and not as inmates,” they nevertheless acknowledge that “many of them are chronic and incurable and their treatment can only be custodial for the protection of the public and to protect them from themselves”(p.3).

The report also praises the staff for “the splendid manner in which the 848 patients [at the State Hospital] were cared for during and following the flood of November 3 and 4, 1927” (p. 5).

Creator

State of Vermont

Source

Google Books

Publisher

The Tuttle Company, Rutland, Vermont.

Date

1928

Contributor

Holly Allen

Rights

public domain

Format

pdf

Language

English

Type

report

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