Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive

Escape from the cage

11 programs, 1960, WCET (Cincinnati)

From WNET:

"Escape from the Cage is a series designed to present some basic information on the subject of mental health and illness.  Starting from the premise that there is a great need for correct information about this problem, the series of eleven programs presents the history of the treatment of mental illness from earliest times to today, and the techniques currently in use as well as the theories which guide research in the field.  Psychosurgery, drug therapy, the open hospital, child psychology and psychotherapy, organic and psychodynamic research, are defined and described in film clips of hospitals and research centers, and by doctors and psychiatrists currently working in different areas of the field."