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A Mind That Found Itself

Beers, Clifford Whittingham

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Privately printed for the members of The Classics of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Library. (New York: Gryphon Editions, 1996). Octavo, hardcover, bound in gilt-stamped purple composite leather, with marbled endpapers, and all edges gilt. 363 pages. Also includes the 32 page pamphlet (saddle-stitched self-cover) entitled "From Adolf Meyer and Clifford Beers, 1907-1910" by Eunice Winters, reprinted from the "Bulletin of the History of Medicine" (Sept/Oct 1969). A mint copy. An autobiographical work that had a tremendous impact on treatment of the mentally ill. Clifford Whittingham Beers, 1876-1943, founder of the mental hygiene movement in America, was born at New Haven and graduated from Sheffield Scientific School at Yale University in 1897. This work was first published in 1908 and comprises an account of his confinement in a mental institution during a period of three years in which he "suffered from tactlessness, deprivation and actual cruelty on the part of incompetent, amoral, and sadistic attendants and even members of medical staffs." It's publication was hailed by William James, and he soon had the support of the medical profession and others in the work to prevent and treat mental disorders. He was a leader in the field until his retirement in 1939. Bookseller Inventory # 10536

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Title: A Mind That Found Itself

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