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July 2, 1955

THE VIDECLINICGUEST EDITORIAL

Author Affiliations

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Colorado, Denver.

JAMA. 1955;158(9):732-733. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960090026006

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Abstract

The Videclinic that was presented to the physicians of the nation on Monday, May 9, 1955, by the American Medical Association, in cooperation with the American Psychiatric Association and local medical societies, was a historical occasion in the progress toward complete appreciation and recognition of the problem of mental health and mental disease. The medium of television is a particularly appropriate one to bring forcibly before the gaze of the public the appalling problems that face the psychiatrist and yet at the same time to indicate what excellent progress has been made in all areas pertinent to psychiatry. A presentation of this nature brings psychiatry out of isolation into a position of being a part of community thinking and clinical practice. In general, the program presented the problems facing the state hospital systems and indicated how these problems are being met. Particular emphasis was placed on the proper use of

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