The Best Medicine: Day Center Patients Go Camping




Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
Reitman, E. Edward
Pokorny, Alex D.

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Hogg Foundation for Mental Health



Editor's Note: This publication, which describes a one week camping trip by Day Center members of the Veterans Administration Hospital in Houston, takes its place beside other Hogg Foundation publications on various camping programs: i.e., A View of the Texas State Hospital Camping Program, The Worth of a Boy, and The Group. However, The Best Medicine differs from each of the others because it is a case document which fully and completely focuses on the feelings and attitudes of patients as reflected in their behavior. The authors have given us a literary psychological document which, put alongside other camping materials, might well lead to some broader reflections about camping as a therapeutic technique.
Design by Tom Cunningham

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