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“The Soloist” Brings Memories of A Locked Ward in 1968

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
It was 1968.  The war in Vietnam was raging, the Beatles were making music for everyone to make love to, and my college peers were smoking pot, dropping acid and doing something with mushrooms to experience alternative realities and really find God.  They were going to demonstrations and changing the world. I was working full time in the local psychiatric…
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