Electro-convulsive treatment continued to be a dominant practice. The numbers continued to rise in institutions, and caregivers and attendants remained scarce. Rumors of abuse and neglect flooded communities who once were proud of their community asylums.
"Nurse Preparing Patient for Shock Therapy." Modern methods of electro-convulsive therapy, used to shorten periods of depression, are applied here to patient "Abbe" who has been committed to a mental hospital for emotional stress.