II-"New Patients Stripped of Belongings, Dignity" - Betty Wells - Wichita Eagle and Wichita Beacon

II-"New Patients Stripped of Belongings, Dignity" - Betty Wells - Wichita Eagle and Wichita Beacon

Staff Writer Betty Wells was a voluntarily committed patient for eight days at Larned State Hospital. No one at the hospital knew she was there to find out what life in a mental institution is like. This is the second of six articles.

by: Betty Wells | publication date: January 29, 1974 | Publication: Wichita Eagle and Wichita Beacon |

"When I was admitted to Larned State Hospital, I was stripped. Stripped of nearly all my belongings and stripped of most of my dignity. When I telephoned to obtain information about being admitted, I posed as my sister. I spoke with Dr. Mario Torres, who asked the name of the patient, and for a brief description of the problem . . . "

Betty Wells describes being admitted into Larned State Hospital.

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