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the money or the music was an entirely
different matter and that you had to go
to entirely different people and that it
was a another world.
Well, a year passed and they had practically no
money at all. As a matter of fact, in
fiscal ‘47 they had $34,000, so that was
the year it was passed. But we kept Glen
Adams working and we got after Pepper
very hard in the next session of
Congress, when we realized that we
hadn't gotten any money although we had
the words in the bill.
So, about in July, ‘47, finally, $458,000 was
appropriated and that was the first
substantial appropriation that mental
illness had ever had in the United
States in any one place.
Who helped you with getting the money?
Was Lister Hill involved in this?
He wasn't on the Appropriations Committee but he
took the bother to go and make a plea
for it. We didn't even know any of the
people on the Appropriations Committee
at that juncture. We learned very
This was the first important piece of Federal
legislation in connection with mental
health in the United States. The last
one that had passed the Congress, which
had been urged by Dorothea
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