Place Published: Providence, RI
Date Published: 1935
Binding: No binding
Autograph letter signed, on reverse of a postcard. Dated Providence, Rhode Island, 24 [March] 1935. To Clarence R. Farrar, Head of the Toronto Psychiatric Hospital, and like Blumer, a colleague of Clarke. Sending along a photograph he had taken (no photo included here).
Very good condition.
G. Alder Blumer, was a Canadian psychiatrist who worked mainly in the United States. He was a prominent psychiatrist who was widely published on the topics of dementia, eugenics, and other psychiatric topics. Blumer's career in the world of the asylum moved from state-run progressivism in Toronto under C. K. Clarke (mid-1880s- 1899), to custodial care of poor patients in a large public asylum in Utica, New York (1899-1902), to Butler Hospital in Rhode Island (1902-21), which dealt with a selected population of "curable" af uent patients. His interest in eugenics, that is, in negative eugenics, with its emphasis on the incurable nature of mental disease and defect, especially among the poor was at its peak during his Utica years, and faded when his patient population altered.
Very Good. Item #8177