Welfare Bulletin Volume 5

Welfare Bulletin Volume 5

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... the wards of this institution today and on each announced myself ready to hear any patients who desired to talk with me on any subject. The responses were few but I think they were worth while. One boy, a Russian Jew, appealed to me for aid in securing his release. He said he had been salesman for clothing makers in Chicago and had made good wages but had been out of work during the dull winter season and was hungry but too proud to beg or ask assistance. He was picked up and committed to Dunning. The ward physician told me that he had been unable to discover insanity in the boy. The information which had been given by those who stood sponser for the commitment was not definite enough to base a judgment on. We had a long talk with the patient. He appeared perfectly adequate. All the evidence, so called, of his mental trouble he explained in a very rational manner. For instance, it was noted that he had slept in the parks in the summer. The boy admitted it with a laugh, saying he had gone there because it was so hot in his room. It was also noted that he did not work long for any one firm. He told us of his various places of employment. "I was so independent," he said, "that I refused to work where I was not treated right and then I wanted to get better jobs and so I moved about. I always had work until this winter when the shops shut down." The physician telephoned former employers and they all gave him first-class recommendation as a salesman. One firm said they had entered the wholesale field and did not now need such salesmen as he, but if he would come in they would find him a position. A parole for the lad will be arranged as soon as a position is secured for him. A woman patient who has been there for many...
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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 685g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236910591
  • 9781236910592