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The paper by Paul S Appelbaum Crazy in the street is reflected on the implications of societies treatment to the mentally ill He begins with in the past and present about the maltreatment of people suffering from psychotic illnesses Where in New York City these people find refuge in subway tunnels and depend on cardboard fragments for comfort These conditions are considered to be sprayed out through urban America Paul mentions that our nation has turned its back and abandoned the mentally ill In the period of colonial and federalist period this nation depended on Almshouses and jails to house the mentally ill The mentally ill were accompanied with killers and thieves where they were often treated with cruelty similar to criminals The change happened in mid 19th century a small number of physicians begun a system called moral care This physicians were devoted to a therapeutic system Where rational ideas gave ways to a different kind of treatment that kindness and encouragement were established to treat and cure the mentally ill Another founder of this method was Dorothy Dix a Sunday school teacher from Massachusetts Who studied the barbarities inflicted on a mentally ill and also petitioned to establish facilities to practice the so called moral care system During World War II the government established these facilities within the hospitals throughout the country Predicaments came soon after these hospitals were swelled to one million patients to occupy state hospitals For instance pilgrim state hospitals in Long Island the largest hospital in New York State held 20 thousand patients Also StElizabeth hospital in Washington DC which cared for the mentally ill had its own railroad and post office And used patients to produce economic gross to run the institution Then after psychiatrist dramatically emphasize the desire for the return of mentally ill patients to the community Where program of new ideas where male and female patients were able to interact with
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