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The crusade for forgotten souls : reforming Minnesota's mental institutions, 1946-1954 / Susan Bartlett Foote.

Foote, Susan Bartlett, author. (Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Climax Public Library 362.2109 FOO (Text) 33500012810073 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library 362.2109 FOO (Text) 33500012810065 New Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781517903640
  • ISBN: 1517903645
  • Physical Description: xxii, 304 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Voices of forgotten souls -- Finding Engla Schey -- Engla crashes the gates -- Spreading the gospel -- The modest visionary -- The arduous climb -- Where there is smoke -- Political dynamite -- The long hot summer -- Making history -- The first step -- Lest we forget.
Summary, etc.: "The Crusade for Forgotten Souls recounts Minnesota's reform movement that broke the stigma surrounding mental illness, publicized the painful truth about the state's asylums, and resulted in the first legislative steps toward a modern mental health system. Susan Bartlett Foote tells the story of the early advocates for compassionate care of the mentally ill who made the crusade a success"--Provided by publisher.
Author Notes

Susan Bartlett Foote is professor emerita in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota, where she was head of the Division of Health Policy and Management from 1999 to 2005. She is the author of Managing the Medical Arms Race: Business and Public Policy in the Medical Device Industry.

Subject: Mentally ill > Commitment and detention.
Mentally ill.
Psychiatric hospitals > Administration.
Psychiatric hospitals.
Commitment of Mentally Ill > history.
Mentally Ill Persons > history.
Psychiatric Nursing > history.
Hospitals, Psychiatric > organization & administration.
History, 20th Century.
Minnesota > Hospitals.
Minnesota > Public institutions.

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