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BY : Nell Mitchell
Goto the website or call The Bookery of Pueblo, Colorado at (719) 544-1135.
From the Flap
Dr. William A. Decker served with the Michigan
Department of Mental Health for nearly 34 years,
the last 13 years as Medical Superintendent of the
Kalamazoo Regional Psychiatric Hospital.
Dr. Decker was elevated by the American
Psychiatric Association to the status of Life
Fellow in 1986, and to Distinguished Life Fellow
in 2003. In 1987 the Michigan Department of
Mental Health accorded him a Certificate of
Commendation and the Michigan Psychiatric
Association a Certificate of Merit. The National
Alliance for the Mentally Ill rendered him their
exemplary Psychiatrist Award in 1993.
From 1984-1989m Dr. Decker produced a
weekly public information program on health
topics, winning the pretigious Media Award from
the Michigan Mental Health Association as well
as a resolution from the Michigan State Senate
and a letter of commendation from Governer
Dr. Decker's book Asylum for the Insane: A
History of the Kalamazoo State Hospital
(Arbutus Press), was Michigans Notable Book
Dr. Decker continues to practice his specialty of
psychiatry, limiting his practice to forensic and
workman's compensation issues.
Other Michigan Asylum Books
Another great book by a friend. All about the Traverse City State Hospital aka Northern Michigan Asylum. Great descriptions of photographs and well put together!!
By: Chris Miller
Let Me Not Be Mad, Sweet Heaven!
The Pane of Glass
John Bartlow Martin
Psychiatry in Indiana
The First 175 Years
Philip Coons &
Byberry State Hospital
Hannah Karena Jones
The Philadelphia State Hospital at Byberry
J. P. Webster
Harrisburg State Hospital
Phillip N. Thomas
I knew 3000 Lunatics
Victor R. Small
The Shame of the States
Snake Pit Attendant
Jesse Walter Dees, Jr