Historians of the mental hygiene movement have demonstrated how it reflected the progressivism's contradictory tendencies of humanitarianism and positivism.
The theoretical and practical underpinnings of the mental hygiene movement can be traced to the child studies of G.
While the founding document of the mental hygiene movement may have been Beers' (1908) confessional criticism of American psychiatry, the theoretical underpinning of the movement was Meyer's (1957) theory of psychobiology, which he summarized in series of lectures delivered in New York in 1932 honoring the life and work of Salmon.
Freudian psychoanalytical thought was also influential to the mental hygiene movement, although there has been a tendency among historians of the movement to conflate what Peter Taubman (2012) parses as the therapeutic and emancipatory projects of psychoanalysis.
In attempting to understand this disavowal, this historiographical analysis becomes methodologically linked with the emancipatory project of psychoanalysis; that is, the history of the mental hygiene movement becomes a way of understanding America's educative unconscious.
Despite its resistance to the unconscious, the mental hygiene movement was nonetheless motivated around notions of repression and sublimation.
On July 18, 2001, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene received a complaint of illness from a person who are at a wedding celebration on July 14; S.
* Chicago Department of Public Health, Chicago, Illinois, USA; and ([dagger]) New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, New York, USA