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By Marle Woodson

In the back of the Door of myth is the memoir of a journalist whose pals dedicated him to an Oklahoma psychological health center within the early Thirties in a determined try to medication him of alcoholism. it's a robust and unusual social observation on Depression-era the US that offers perception into political and fiscal forces affecting a missed underclass.

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Certainly not," was the reply. "They have been sent to the sterilizer to be cleaned and disinfected. You can have them when they get back. These clothes have been used but they have been cleaned since that. " I straightened my wry face, started dressing and soon was arrayed in a much faded blue denim shirt, equally faded cotton trousers, heavy and coarse cotton socks of the ''hayseed" type and color, and a cotton sweater of no particular color whatever, and which could not boast a single button.

8. Information about Eastern Oklahoma Hospital here and hereinafter is taken from statistics in State Mental Hospitals in Oklahoma: A Preliminary Study of Present Facilities and Conditions (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Planning and Resources Board, Division of State Planning, 1937). 9. See, for example, Marle Woodson, "The Creek Stomp Dance," Tulsa Daily World, January 15, 1928, p. 6; "Tulsan Owns Vast Cattle Ranch in the 'Vanishing West,"' Tulsa Daily World, September 15, 1929, p. 7; and "Sam BrownLast of the Euchee Guardsmen,'' Tulsa Daily World, February 1, 1931, magazine section.

Then I noticed that none of the chairs were occupied by any of the men who had visited me while I was in bed. I had become somewhat acquainted with several of them. Finally I happened to look down the long hallway which led out of one side of the day room. Off of it on either side doors opened into small rooms. In the hallway I recognized two or three of the patients with whom I had become acquainted. I saw in them an opportunity for conversation, and anything would help that awful monotony. I rose eagerly and started to walk toward them.

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