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Clifford W. Beers: Advocate for the Insane
by Norman Dain
University of Pittsburgh Press, 1980
eISBN: 978-0-8229-7628-8 | Cloth: 978-0-8229-3419-6 | Paper: 978-0-8229-8480-1
Library of Congress Classification RA790.6.D36
Dewey Decimal Classification 362.20924

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Norman Dain offers a compelling biography of Clifford W. Beers, whose lifelong battle against his own mental illness inspired him to become a champion for mental health. Beers' autobiography, A Mind That Found Itself, created a public outcry in 1908, as it chronicled Beers' experiences during his three-year confinement in an asylum. Despite his disability, Beers went on to found the National Committee for Mental Hygiene (now the National Association for Mental Health), the American Foundation for Mental Hygiene, and the International Committee for Mental Hygiene.
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