With An Eye to the Past - 1960s - Building the Momentum
Introduction 1940s to 50s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Throughout the 1960s, institutional reform continued on a wide scale. Willmar became the first "open" hospital, both physically (through open doors) and psychologically (through minimal use of restraints).

Professional administrators were hired to manage the business end of the hospital, leaving the practice of medicine to psychiatrists and other medical experts.

 

Willmar
The state hospital at Willmar was the
first to become an "open" hospital.
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