Numerous specific contributions by individuals and programs associated with Elgin Mental Health Center could be mentioned. Of those noted in the book, some that caught my interest in particular are the superintendency, from 1897 to 1898, of John B. Hamilton, M.D., who was editor of JAMA (1893–1898) and president of the American Medical Editors Association (1894–1895); the location at Elgin of the Illinois Psychopathic Institute during the early 1930s and of its laboratory for an extended period of time until the late 1940s; the Biochemical Research Laboratory of Max K. Horwitt, M.D., active from the late 1930s into the 1950s; publication of The Elgin Papers in 1936, 1938, 1941, and 1944, which reflected active research and training programs, primarily under the leadership of Charles F. Read, M.D.; the theological work of the Rev. Anton Boisen, originator of the clinical pastoral education movement and author of The Exploration of the Inner World (1934); and, finally, Elgin’s association with Thomas Szasz, M.D., who interned there in the early 1950s. It is also noteworthy that veterans of both world wars were actively treated at Elgin, which had a special veterans hospital on site and transferred more than 200 patients to the North Chicago Veterans Administration Hospital when it opened, while continuing to operate more than 400 beds for veterans.