Saturday, May 20, 2017

Melton Melts Down

Detroit Free Press, April 10, 1954
Even though Eloise aide Paul Melton's main job in recreational therapy was to teach patients to dance he felt qualified to judge the hospital's treatment of mental charges as gross inhumanity caused by apathy. So he resigned in April of 1954. To which Dr. Jacobson, acting superintendent, responded that his statements were irresponsible and grossly false and said that Melton was unfit to judge proper therapy for patients. One suspects that both men were at the cusp of truth according to today's standards but were amply treated for the time.

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