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“Medicine May Be the Way We Got in the Door”: Social Justice and Community Health in the Mid-1960s

Jennifer Nelson

in More Than Medicine: A History of the Feminist Women's Health Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762776
eISBN:
9780814770894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762776.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter traces the emergence of the Neighborhood Health Center movement from the civil rights and New Left movements. Health care was fundamentally linked to the eradication of poverty and the ... More


Flying the Cuckoo’s Nest

Anne E. Parsons

in From Asylum to Prison: Deinstitutionalization and the Rise of Mass Incarceration after 1945

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469640631
eISBN:
9781469640655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640631.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter charts the multiple factors that spurred the deinstitutionalization of mental hospitals in the 1960s. In 1963, Congress passed the Community Mental Health Act, which funded the creation ... More


From Model to Emblem: Community Mental Health and Deinstitutionalization, 1963–1987

Martin Summers

in Madness in the City of Magnificent Intentions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190852641
eISBN:
9780190060138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190852641.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the comprehensive community mental health care movement, deinstitutionalization in the 1970s, and the transfer of control of Saint Elizabeths from the federal government to the ... More


Madness in the City of Magnificent Intentions

Martin Summers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190852641
eISBN:
9780190060138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190852641.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, American History: 20th Century

This book is a history of the federal mental institution Saint Elizabeths Hospital and its relationship to Washington, DC’s African American community. Founded in 1855 to treat insane military ... More


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