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A man against insanity : the birth of drug therapy in a rural Michigan asylum

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Kirtland Community College Library R 154 .F47 D4 2018 30775305544372 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781943995554
  • ISBN: 1943995559
  • Physical Description: print
    xiii, 182 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
  • Edition: New edition.
  • Publisher: Traverse City, MI : Mission Point Press, [2018]

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General Note: Originally published by Harcourt, Brace and Company in 1957.
Edition statement from preface, page xiii.
"1 doctor, 107 nurses, 1000 patients"--Front cover.
"Medical / Psychiatry / Psychopharmacology"--Back cover.
Summary, etc.: The story of Dr. Jack Ferguson, a man who battled drug addiction and had repeated psychotic breakdowns, but recovered and became a physician. He was determined to help the so-called incurably insane and mostly forgotten mental patients at the Traverse City State Hospital through experimental drug therapy, and in the process changed the way the mentally ill were treated.
Subject: Ferguson, John Thatcher 1908-1968
Traverse City State Hospital (Mich.) x History.
Physicians Michigan Biography
Psychiatric hospitals Michigan Traverse City History
Mentally ill Care
Mentally ill Biography
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