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Mental Hygiene

Mental Hygiene Mental Hygiene Thomas W. Salmon, M.D. Because this article has no abstract, we have provided an extract of the first 100 words of the full text and any section headings. Thomas W. Salmon, MD A VERY FEW YEARS AGO IT would have been difficult to justify the inclusion of a chapter on mental hygiene in a general treatise on preventive medicine and hygiene. The medico-legal term "insanity" was used to designate all abnormal mental states and the incorrect conception of mental and physical diseases as distinct and practically unrelated was widely accepted. These misconceptions and the hopelessness, both as to cure and prevention, which characterized the medical attitude toward mental diseases combined to disassociate mental medicine and its problems from the subjects which were engaging the attention of physicians and . . . Full Text IMPORTANCE OF THE PROBLEMS OF MENTAL HYGIENE MENTAL CAUSES Preventive Measures ECONOMIC FACTORS CONCLUSION http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Public Health American Public Health Association

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Publisher
American Public Health Association
Copyright
Copyright © 2006 by the American Public Health Association
ISSN
0090-0036
eISSN
1541-0048
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Abstract

Mental Hygiene Thomas W. Salmon, M.D. Because this article has no abstract, we have provided an extract of the first 100 words of the full text and any section headings. Thomas W. Salmon, MD A VERY FEW YEARS AGO IT would have been difficult to justify the inclusion of a chapter on mental hygiene in a general treatise on preventive medicine and hygiene. The medico-legal term "insanity" was used to designate all abnormal mental states and the incorrect conception of mental and physical diseases as distinct and practically unrelated was widely accepted. These misconceptions and the hopelessness, both as to cure and prevention, which characterized the medical attitude toward mental diseases combined to disassociate mental medicine and its problems from the subjects which were engaging the attention of physicians and . . . Full Text IMPORTANCE OF THE PROBLEMS OF MENTAL HYGIENE MENTAL CAUSES Preventive Measures ECONOMIC FACTORS CONCLUSION

Journal

American Journal of Public HealthAmerican Public Health Association

Published: Oct 1, 2006

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