The values underpinning community psychiatry, which are seldom taught in residency training programs, are covered in this collection of articles. Bockoven's 1956 article takes us back, appropriately, to the principles of nonrestraint and normalization embodied in moral treatment and contrasts these with the horrid truth of the dehumanizing conditions of American psychiatric hospitals in the 1950s. Even today, it is valuable to draw upon the innovative principles of Tuke's York Retreat in designing inpatient care and alternative community approaches. The inclusion of first-person accounts is in itself a value statement encouraging us to listen closely to our patients' reflections on our attitudes and services. Outstanding among these accounts is an article by Leete, published in 1989, of her personal strategies for dealing with the symptoms of her illness—a classic essay predating the introduction of cognitive-behavioral therapy for psychosis that one can still present to patients and family members as a useful guide. And who could resist the dark humor of an article written by someone who underwent ECT in the early 1960s titled “Scrambled Eggs for Brains”? Moreover, who could stop reading the article by the medical anthropologist Estroff on homelessness and mental illness after the opening sentence, “In our very suspicious society, losing one's home, like losing one's mind, raises questions about cause, usually among those who have lost neither” (p. 306)?