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July 1932

News and Comment

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;28(1):172. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02240010180015

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STUDY OF MENTAL HOSPITALS BY THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION  The Council on Medical Education and Hospitals has extended its study of general hospitals, which has been carried on for many years, to include hospitals for mental illness. This work is being conducted with the advice and assistance of a committee on mental health, appointed by the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association, composed of Dr. H. Douglas Singer, Chicago, chairman; Dr. F. G. Ebaugh, Denver; Dr. E. J. Emerick, Columbus, Ohio; Dr. J. Allen Jackson, Danville, Pa., and Dr. W. L. Treadway, Washington, D. C. The first step has been a fact-finding survey by questionnaire of all listed private and governmental institutions for the treatment of patients with mental illness, which was sent to 561 institutions in October, 1931. Personal visits have also been made to many of these institutions by Dr. John M. Grimes, who was specially