button, Shock is Elder Abuse

Description (Brief)
Pin-back buttons serve many purposes. They are efficient advertising vehicles, handy for fund-raising in support of a cause, concise statements of a person’s beliefs, a form of educational outreach, and convenient ice-breakers for conversation. NMAH has several hundred pin-back buttons related to disability, including this one. It is a criticism of electro-convulsive shock treatment, used on people with psychiatric disabilities.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1990
maker
unknown
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 5/16 in x 2 5/16 in x 1/4 in; 5.87375 cm x 5.87375 cm x .635 cm
overall: 1/4 in x 2 3/8 in; .635 cm x 6.0325 cm
ID Number
2000.0030.01
accession number
2000.0030
catalog number
2000.0030.01
Credit Line
Support Coalition International
subject
Disabilities
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Disabilities
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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