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
Object Name
button
disability rights
Date made
1990
maker
unknown
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
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
2000.0030.01
accession number
2000.0030
catalog number
2000.0030.01
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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