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

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

Crowds Turn Visiting Hour Into Bedlam

by: Michael Mok | publication date: March 18, 1961 | Publication: New York World-Telegram and Sun | pages: 1

Not all days have 24 hours. To the patients at Kings County a "day" is sometimes only 50 minutes long. A visiting day at the psychiatric division of Kings County Hospital is officially 90 minutes long. But in practice, it is often shorter than that. The periods that come at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.  

In this fourth installment of his "I Was a Mental Patient" series, Mok describes the chaos of visiting hour at Kings County psychiatric ward.

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