JAMES L. MCCARTNEY, M. D.
At present thirty-eight states in the Union have some form of Mental Hygiene and Psychiatric Consultation Service. In these states there are eight hundred and fifty mental hygiene clinics,1 dealing with neuro-psychiatric problems of the adult and child. Most of these organizations are privately endowed, there being only ten states which furnish these facilities through the State Department. Only one of these ten states definitely ties up psychiatry with the general health problem, this state being Connecticut, which has mental hygiene as an intrinsic part of the State health program.
Preventive medicine has become an established fact. It is now
MCCARTNEY JL. Psychiatric Consultation Service Supplied by the State Department of Health. Ann Intern Med. ;4:1014–1019. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-8-1014
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(8):1014-1019.
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