• Asylum for the Insane: A History of the Kalamazoo State Hospital

    Asylum for the Insane: A History of the Kalamazoo State Hospital (Hardback) By (author) M.D. William A Decker

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    DescriptionWhen the Kalamazoo State Hospital was founded in 1854, it was the first public facility for mentally ill built in Michigan and thus named the Michigan Asylum for the Insane. It was an era where there were no psychiatrists, even in the largest cities. Psychiatry grew from the exchange of information between the medical staff of these new public institutions. Author, William A. Decker, M.D. gives readers a comprehensive view of Michigan's first psychiatric facility including the architectural style and plans, building descriptions and history, Legislative Acts regarding the operation and governance, personnel information including Medical Directors, historical perspective on the causes of insanity, their treatment and services, noteworthy events and a complete bibliography and appendix


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