News

A page from our history

Corrective hydrotherapy was used for the treatment of soldiers suffering from manic depression and other psychotic ailments at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Menlo Park as late as the 1940s.

The procedure gave way to the use of drug and electric shock therapy to treat mental illness. 

Photo courtesy of the Menlo Park Historical Association.

Comments

There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Standardized Test Prep: When to Start and Whom to Hire?
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 2 comments | 1,565 views

King of the Slides
By Cheryl Bac | 4 comments | 1,287 views

Finger Food and a Blood Lite?
By Laura Stec | 0 comments | 1,170 views

Giants Win! Couples Can, Too
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 679 views

Where the Sidewalk Ends
By Paul Bendix | 3 comments | 477 views