Asylum

Asylum

History Of The Mental Institution In America

Streaming Video - 2006
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This award-winning program brings to light the complex and controversial history of the mental institution in the U.S. through a detailed study of St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C. It also debates whether deinstitutionalization has proved an overall failure, leaving more patients homeless than are mainstreamed into society, and if the time has come to reintroduce the asylum as a place of therapy and benign confinement. Rare archival footage, interviews with former patients, and insights from mental health historians David Rothman, of Columbia University, and Gerald Grob, of Rutgers University, make this a documentary not to be missed.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c1989
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (60 min.) :,sd., col., digital

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