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How thin the veil : a memoir of 45 days in the Traverse City State Hospital

Kerkhoff, Jack (Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library RC 464 .K47 2016 30775305526882 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781943995196
  • ISBN: 1943995192
  • Physical Description: print
    viii, 322 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Traverse City, MI : Mission Point Press, [2016]

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General Note: "Originally published by Greenberg Publishing Company in 1952"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.: ""So this is my return to Traverse City, Michigan. Not to the sprawling white house on Washington Street, which all of us loved, but to Traverse City State Hospital, in other days bluntly called an insane asylum." Picture a slightly decrepit, snow-covered state hospital. A depressed writer checks himself into the asylum and is placed in the ward for alcoholics and the mildly insane. Under the care of a wise and patient, chain-smoking doctor, our hero examines his suicidal motivations, while at the same time keeping a writer's eye on the inmates and their almost universal malady of "woman trouble." As the snow comes down and Christmas nears, "woman trouble" takes on new meaning when the author falls in love with beautiful, child-like Suzy from Ward Eleven. This memoir, originally published in 1952, takes a hard-boiled look at mental health treatment before the collapse of the state-sponsored system. Bawdy, inappropriate, deeply romantic and rich in captivating characters, How Thin the Veil takes the love story to where it's never been before."--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Kerkhoff, Jack
Traverse City State Hospital (Mich.)
Psychotherapy patients Michigan Traverse City
Psychiatric hospital care Michigan Traverse City
Psychiatry Case studies
Psychiatric hospitals Michigan Traverse City
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