II-"I Was A Mental Patient" - Michael Mok - New York Telegram and Sun

II-"I Was A Mental Patient" - Michael Mok - New York Telegram and Sun

Ward 51 - Nightmare Of Violence

by: Michael Mok | publication date: March 17, 1961 | Publication: New York World-Telegram and Sun | pages: 1

When patients are brought into Kings County in a violent state because of liquor, drugs or madness, they are laced into straitjackets, put under heavy sedation and packed off to Ward 51 on the fifth floor for close confinement and supervision. If they calm down, they are unbound and given the run of 51, under the watchful eyes of its muscular and highly trained attendants.

In the third article of his "I Was a Mental Patient" series, Mok meets other patients at Kings County and learns about Ward 51, where the hospital's most violent psychiatric patients are held.

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