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1985

Miller, Cynthia

Letter from Cynthia 'Kalisa' Miller to the New York Times

New York (N.Y.) - Draft of letter criticizing NYT coverage of deinstitutionalization and laying out a list of assumptions and mischaracterizations about and of current and ex-mental patients. Taking issue with the description of institutionalized persons as having "A nervous twitch, an odd walk, a glassy stare," when these aspects are most likely side effects of drugs such as Thorazine. Drawing parallels between the su... more

Cynthia Miller Papers

1985

Miller, Cynthia

Letter from Cynthia 'Kalisa' Miller to Dr. Richman

New York (N.Y.) - Draft of letter with note to self preamble laying out intentions. Explaining Miller's hospital record - prepared by Dr. Joan Waitkevicz - and legal battle - using medical malpractice lawyer Richard Godosky - regarding the stroke she suffered at Harlem Hospital. Inquiring into the possibility of a Haldol-CVA or stroke connection.

Cynthia Miller Papers

1980 May 31

Weiss, Tom

Letter from Tom Weiss to Millicent Fenwick

New York (N.Y.) - Regarding domestic psychiatric abuse in the form of the "fitness for duty examinations" by government agencies which are used as a means of intimidating those who question workplace practices. Weiss references the case of Aquilla Fitzgerald, a federal employee, being found mentally unfit for work, which led to her founding the organization Americans Against Psychiatric and Psychological Abuse. He beli... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1982

Miller, Cynthia

Letter from Cynthia 'Kalisa' Miller to Dr. Angel

New York (N.Y.) - Requesting that Miller's name be removed from the UCPP mailing list. Explaining that Miller is suing the city for the stroke she endured, that the psychiatry profession is complicit in Nazi crimes and that she does agree with the Doctor in respect to his concern over nuclear arms. References the Women's Pentagon Action statement in reference to comment on nuclear arms. Including a list of phrases or t... more

Cynthia Miller Papers

1985

Miller, Cynthia

Letter from Cynthia 'Kalisa' Miller to Elie Wiesel

New York (N.Y.) - Draft of letter in response to radio interview with Mr. Wiesel respectfully accusing him both of sexism and disrespect of the mentally ill with regard to his use of the term 'madness' as a metaphor to describe the horrors of the Holocaust. Miller seems to aquiesce that Wiesel has a right to speak of madness but that the "doctors" do not. Alleging that "the Holocaust continues in many forms," namely br... more

Cynthia Miller Papers