Commentary and analysis: the Draft Act Governing Hospitalization of the Mentally Ill: its genesis and its legacy
Department of Psychiatry
Commitment of Mentally Ill; History, 20th Century; Hospitalization; Humans; Legislation, Medical; Mental Disorders; Paternal Behavior; United States
Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences
As a follow-up to the preceding article first published in the February 1953 issue, Paul Appelbaum, M.D., offers a commentary and analysis on the revised Draft Act Governing Hospitalization of the Mentally Ill. He includes its psychiatric context in the five-year period between 1951 and 1955 and later developments related to involuntary commitment.
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Citation: Psychiatr Serv. 2000 Feb;51(2):190-4.
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Appelbaum, Paul S., "Commentary and analysis: the Draft Act Governing Hospitalization of the Mentally Ill: its genesis and its legacy" (2000). Open Access Articles. 1881.