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We, the mentally ill--

Contributor(s):
Smith, Kline & French Laboratories. Medical Television Unit.
American Medical Association.
Publication:
[Philadephia?] : Smith, Kline & French Laboratories, [1955]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Moving image
Subject(s):
Mental Disorders -- history
Antipsychotic Agents -- therapeutic use
Hospitals, Psychiatric -- history
Mentally Ill Persons -- history
United States
Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887.
Genre(s):
Documentaries and Factual Films
Abstract:
The host is a man with mental illness, leading viewers through the history of the care of the mentally ill in the United States. The first section is a play about the work of Dorothea Lynde Dix, an advocate for better treatment of the mentally ill, staged by patients from St. Elizabeths Hospital. The second section describes the crowded conditions of the New Jersey State Hospital in Trenton, where there is one nurse per 118 patients and one psychiatrist per 600 patients. The final section shows a woman who hears voices at her hospital admission, and is shown again at her release after being treated with newly developed drugs. Dr. Herman Denber speaks about two new drugs to treat mental illness, and Dr. Winfred Overholser talks about the future of caring for the mentally ill.
Rights:
This item may be under copyright protection. Please ask copyright owner for permission before publishing.
Copyright Holder:
Smith, Kline & French Laboratories; Source: Item; Research date: 02/01/2012
Related Title(s):
March of medicine (Television program)
Extent:
029 min.
Color:
Black and white
Sound:
Sound
Provenance:
Received: July 1, 2004; gift; from Joy Holland, Chief Executive Officer, DMH/St. Elizabeth's Hospital.
Technique:
Live action
NLM Unique ID:
101228991 (See catalog record)
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Contributor(s):
Smith, Kline & French Laboratories. Medical Television Unit.
American Medical Association.
Publication:
[Philadephia?] : Smith, Kline & French Laboratories, [1955]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Moving image
Subject(s):
Mental Disorders -- history
Antipsychotic Agents -- therapeutic use
Hospitals, Psychiatric -- history
Mentally Ill Persons -- history
United States
Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887.
Genre(s):
Documentaries and Factual Films
Abstract:
The host is a man with mental illness, leading viewers through the history of the care of the mentally ill in the United States. The first section is a play about the work of Dorothea Lynde Dix, an advocate for better treatment of the mentally ill, staged by patients from St. Elizabeths Hospital. The second section describes the crowded conditions of the New Jersey State Hospital in Trenton, where there is one nurse per 118 patients and one psychiatrist per 600 patients. The final section shows a woman who hears voices at her hospital admission, and is shown again at her release after being treated with newly developed drugs. Dr. Herman Denber speaks about two new drugs to treat mental illness, and Dr. Winfred Overholser talks about the future of caring for the mentally ill.
Rights:
This item may be under copyright protection. Please ask copyright owner for permission before publishing.
Copyright Holder:
Smith, Kline & French Laboratories; Source: Item; Research date: 02/01/2012
Related Title(s):
March of medicine (Television program)
Extent:
029 min.
Color:
Black and white
Sound:
Sound
Provenance:
Received: July 1, 2004; gift; from Joy Holland, Chief Executive Officer, DMH/St. Elizabeth's Hospital.
Technique:
Live action
NLM Unique ID:
101228991 (See catalog record)