Dr. Edenharter's Dream: How Science Improved the Humane Care of the Mentally Ill in Indiana 1896-2012

 
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In 1896 Dr. George Edenharter, the superintendent of Central Indiana Hospital for the Insane in Indianapolis, designed and built a forward-thinking center on the hospital's grounds. Reflecting the newest trends, the Pathological Department would have one focus: using new medical science methodology to study the diseases of the mentally ill to improve their care. The building set a precedent since that time Indiana and its physicians caring for the mentally ill have built other outstanding facilities and have taken landmark research into psychiatric diseases into new territory. This book tells the interesting story of science and he care of the mentally ill in the Hoosier state.

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Lucy Jane King, MD, is a clinical professor of psychiatry emerita at Indiana University of Medicine and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. She is the author of From Under the Cloud at Seven Steeples, 1878 1885: The Peculiarly Saddened Life of Anna Agnew at the Indiana Hospital for the Insane. Dr. Alan Schmetzer is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine. He has served in various positions over his careet tht have placed him within the central convergence of much of the fascinating history detailed in this book.

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