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Grob, Gerald N. 1931-2015

Overview
Works: 122 works in 486 publications in 2 languages and 19,487 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Biography  Records and correspondence  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: RC443, 362.20973
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Most widely held works about Gerald N Grob
 
Most widely held works by Gerald N Grob
Interpretations of American history: patterns and perspectives by Gerald N Grob( Book )

59 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Puritans, American Colonies, American Revolution, Constitution, Federal Era, Jacksonian Democracy, Civil War, Reconstruction Era
The mad among us : a history of the care of America's mentally ill by Gerald N Grob( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans want to be humane toward the mentally ill, yet we have always been divided about what is best for them and for society. Now, the foremost historian of the care of the mentally ill compellingly recounts our various attempts to solve this ever-present dilemma. In the first comprehensive one-volume history of the treatment of the mentally ill, Gerald Grob begins with colonial America, when families and local communities accepted responsibility for their mentally ill members. Their solutions varied, from confinement under lock and key, to granting mentally ill persons a wide measure of autonomy. As American society grew larger and more complex, the first mental hospitals were created to deal with growing numbers of the severely and persistently mentally ill. Grob brings to life the charismatic and innovative individuals who administered these hospitals and shows how they were successful at first in providing humane care and treatment. But under the pressure of too many patients and too few resources, the hospitals subsequently deteriorated into custodial institutions, and Grob charts this transformation. He traces the growth of the psychiatric profession, the change of the mental health field during World War Il, and the use of controversial shock therapies, drugs, and lobotomies. Mounting criticism of some of these techniques and of mental institutions as inhumane places led to the emptying of the hospitals and a new emphasis on community care and treatment. Americans daily encounter the pitiful sight of homeless, mentally ill people in the streets of our cities, and wonder how it came to be this way. Grob shows that while many patients benefited from the new community policies, there arose a new group of mentally ill substance abusers who desperately need treatment but who resist it. He argues that these people, and not deinstitutionalized patients, make up most of the disturbed homeless who confront us today. Their presence demands new solutions, and Grob's definitive history points the way. It is at once an indispensable reference and a call for a humane and balanced policy in the future
Mental institutions in America; social policy to 1875 by Gerald N Grob( Book )

15 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed account of the care and treatment of the mentally ill from colonial times to 1875, illustrating the evolution of social policy for the dependent and the distressed
The deadly truth : a history of disease in America by Gerald N Grob( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Deadly Truth chronicles the complex interactions between disease and the peoples of America from the pre-Columbian world to the present. Grob's ultimate lesson is stark but valuable: there can be no final victory over disease. The world in which we live undergoes constant change, which in turn creates novel risks to human health and life. We conquer particular diseases, but others always arise in their stead. In a powerful challenge to our tendency to see disease as unnatural and its virtual elimination as a real possibility, Grob asserts the undeniable biological persistence of disease."--Jacket
Mental illness and American society, 1875-1940 by Gerald N Grob( Book )

12 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Workers and Utopia : a study of ideological conflict in the American labor movement, 1865-1900 by Gerald N Grob( Book )

32 editions published between 1961 and 1976 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American ideas; source readings in the intellectual history of the United States by Gerald N Grob( Book )

43 editions published between 1963 and 1973 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From asylum to community : mental health policy in modern America by Gerald N Grob( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The distinguished historian of medicine Gerald Grob analyzes the post-World War II policy shift that moved many severely mentally ill patients from large state hospitals to nursing homes, families, and subsidized hotel rooms--and also, most disastrously, to the streets. On the eve of the war, public mental hospitals were the chief element in the American mental health system. Responsible for providing both treatment and care and supported by major portions of state budgets, they employed more than two-thirds of the members of the American Psychiatric Association and cared for nearly 98 percent of all institutionalized patients. This study shows how the consensus for such a program vanished, creating social problems that tragically intensified the sometimes unavoidable devastation of mental illness. Examining changes in mental health care between 1940 and 1970, Grob shows that community psychiatric and psychological services grew rapidly, while new treatments enabled many patients to lead normal lives. Acute services for the severely ill were expanded, and public hospitals, relieved of caring for large numbers of chronic or aged patients, developed into more active treatment centers. But since the main goal of the new policies was to serve a broad population, many of the most seriously ill were set adrift without even the basic necessities of life. By revealing the sources of the euphemistically designated policy of "community care," Grob points to sorely needed alternatives.Originally published in 1991.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
American history; retrospect and prospect by George Athan Billias( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American social history before 1860 by Gerald N Grob( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The state and the mentally ill; a history of Worcester State Hospital in Massachusetts, 1830-1920 by Gerald N Grob( Book )

7 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Jarvis and the medical world of nineteenth-century America by Gerald N Grob( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1991 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jarvis, Edward
Ideas in America; source readings in the intellectual history of the United States by Gerald N Grob( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statesmen and statecraft of the modern West; essays in honor of Dwight E. Lee and H. Donaldson Jordan by Gerald N Grob( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inner world of American psychiatry, 1890-1940 : selected correspondence by Gerald N Grob( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dilemma of federal mental health policy : radical reform or incremental change? by Gerald N Grob( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Severe and persistent mental illnesses are among the most pressing health and social problems in contemporary America. Recent estimates suggest that more than three million people in the U.S. have disabling mental disorders. The direct and indirect costs of their care exceed 180 billion dollars nationwide each year. Effective treatments and services exist, but many such individuals do not have access to these services because of limitations in mental health and social policies. For nearly two centuries Americans have grappled with the question of how to serve individuals with severe disorders. During the second half of the twentieth century, mental health policy advocates reacted against institutional care, claiming that community care and treatment would improve the lives of people with mental disorders. Once the exclusive province of state governments, the federal government moved into this policy arena after World War II. Policies ranged from those focused on mental disorders, to those that focused more broadly on health and social welfare. In this book, Gerald N. Grob and Howard H. Goldman trace how an ever-changing coalition of mental health experts, patients' rights activists, and politicians envisioned this community-based system of psychiatric services. The authors show how policies shifted emphasis from radical reform to incremental change. Many have benefited from this shift, but many are left without the care they require"--Jacket
Diagnosis, therapy, and evidence : conundrums in modern American medicine by Gerald N Grob( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Diagnosis, Therapy, and Evidence, Gerald N. Grob and Allan V. Horwitz employ historical and contemporary data and case studies, combining into one book a variety of medical and psychiatric conditions. They utilize case studies and examine tonsillectomy, cancer, heart disease, PTSD, anxiety, and depression, and identify differences between rhetoric and reality and the weaknesses in diagnosis and treatment
Aging bones : a short history of osteoporosis by Gerald N Grob( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book makes a historical inquiry into how the normal aging of bones was transformed into a medical diagnosis requiring treatment. -- Publisher description
Historical interpretations by Gerald N Grob( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aging bones : a short history of osteoporosis by Gerald N Grob( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The mad among us : a history of the care of America's mentally ill
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The mad among us : a history of the care of America's mentally illMental institutions in America; social policy to 1875The deadly truth : a history of disease in AmericaThe dilemma of federal mental health policy : radical reform or incremental change?Diagnosis, therapy, and evidence : conundrums in modern American medicine