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May 1972

Inpatient Treatment of Blacks and Whites

Author Affiliations

Brooklyn, NY
From the Psychiatric Service, Kings County Hospital and Department of Psychiatry, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1972;26(5):405-409. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1972.01750230015003

Nineteen black patients were matched with nineteen white patients and treated in individual psychotherapy in an inpatient milieu setting. It was found that black patients did better than white patients during their hospitalization. In addition on a one year follow-up a trend in the same direction was found. Suggested explanations for this were advanced.