Utilization of music in prisons and mental hospitals: its application in the treatment and care of the morally and mentally afflicted, The
In the foreword by C. M. Tremaine, "The therapeutic value of music is attracting greater attention each year. This book deals with its influence on the morally delinquent and mentally deficient and deranged--its influence in normalizing the abnormal. Music is essentially a harmonizer; it tends to harmonize conflicting forces within these inmates of our mental hospitals and custodial institutions and, as Mr. van de Wall so conclusively shows, even helps to harmonize, or adjust, them with the outside world--with the rules and accepted customs of society.".