Publication Volume 1-17

Publication Volume 1-17

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...1914, TO OCTOBER 1, 1919. HISTORY The Massachusetts Society for Mental Hygiene, whose first president was the late Judge Harvey H. Baker, was organized and incorporated in 1913 and began its public service in 1914. During the last five years the Society has carried on an extensive campaign of popular education through public lectures, the preparation and distribution of literature, and annual conferences which have been participated in by the foremost authorities on mental hygiene. Similar societies in other states have sometimes established clinics, sometimes worked through social service channels and still others have devoted themselves to efforts for legislation. The Massachusetts Society, on the other hand, has confined itself to educational work, with a view (1) to creating a demand for adequate care of the mentally disordered and defective by enlarging the circle of those who know and understand the problems and, (2) by preventive work and educational reform increasing the chances of mental health for all citizens. This is especially appropriate in a state where institutional service is already so highly developed, and in these times when the problems of nervous and mental handicap in the community are recognized as larger and more difficult of solution than the whole range of institution problems. RELATION TO THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR MENTAL HYGIENE The Massachusetts Society is a co-operative unit of The National Committee for Mental Hygiene and through its directors, some of whom are members of both organizations, it has shared in making contributions of vast importance and unprecedented character to the war in examination of recruited officers and men for the detection of nervous and mental disorders. The significance of this...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236987683
  • 9781236987686