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September 1963

Social Psychiatry: In the Community, in Hospitals, and in Prisons.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1963;9(3):306-307. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1963.01720150116016

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In 1959-1960 Dr. Maxwell Jones was a Commonwealth visiting Professor in Psychiatry at the University of Stanford. During that time he wrote the five lectures which, with the assistance of a grant from the Board of the Isaac Ray Award of the American Psychiatric Association, he subsequently presented at George Washington University in May of 1960. These five lectures, presented under the title of Social Psychiatry, include: (1) "Social Psychiatry and the Changing Community"; (2) "Social Psychiatry in Hospitals"; (3) "Therapeutic Communities"; (4) "Social Psychiatry in Prisons"; and (5) "Training in Social Psychiatry." In these lectures Dr. Jones briefly surveys the present status of psychiatry in the community and describes the feelings of the public towards mental illness. He stresses that in the United States the majority of psychiatrists are engaged in private practice, and, as a result, the hospital, the community, and the penal institutions are being neglected. The

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