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From Asylum to Community: Mental Health Policy in Modern America

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The distinguished historian of medicine Gerald Grob analyzes the post- World War II policy shift that moved many severely mentally ill patients from large state hospitals to nursing homes, families, and subsidized hotel rooms--and also, most disastrously, to the streets. On the eve of the war, public mental hospitals were the chief element in the American mental health sys ...more
Hardcover, 430 pages
Published August 13th 1991 by Princeton University Press (first published January 1st 1991)
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The son of Jewish immigrants from Poland, Gerald Grob earned a bachelor's degree from the City College of New York and a master's degree from Columbia University. He earned his doctorate at Northwestern University in 1958 and taught at Clark University from 1957 until 1969 and at Rutgers University from 1969 until his retirement in 2000.