Biennial Report of the Supervisors of the Insane for the State of Vermont for the Years 1930-32.

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Title

Biennial Report of the Supervisors of the Insane for the State of Vermont for the Years 1930-32.

Subject

psychiatric hospitals
insane asylums
history of madness

Description

Touting the benefits of institutionalization while lamenting the problem of overcroding, the Supervisors of the Insane state, “It seemed some years ago that the peak of our hospital population was near at hand, yet the increase still goes on as friends and relatives realize more the advisability of hospital treatment for persons who are actually insane, rather than home care with all its burden and trials. They realize such a course is better for the patient as well as better for the family” (4).

The Report also notes the completion of a new building “equipped with facilities for hydro-thermic and hydro-electric treatment” (p. 4). Hydrotherapy was a popular treatment for insanity in the early twentieth century.

Creator

State of Vermont

Source

Google Books

Publisher

The Printcraft Shop, Inc., Barre, Vermont

Date

1932

Contributor

Holly Allen

Rights

public domain

Format

pdf

Language

English

Type

report

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