Commitment, Care, and Control: The Treatment of the Black Insane at the South Carolina State Hospital From 1900-1963
Fowler, Catherine Alison
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The treatment of the black patients at the South Carolina State Hospital from 1900-1963 reflected the local, regional, and national political and social ideas about race and demonstrated the lengths that whites would go to in order to control the black population. Topics include the 1909 and two 1914 investigations into the conditions and treatment of patients at the hospital, occupational therapy, common physical and mental illnesses, and sterilization.