Lasker Foundation. “Lasker Award for Public Information Leading to Public Action, Presented through the National Committee for Mental Hygiene, to Mike Gorman of the Daily Oklahoman.” Award. 1 May 1948.
THE LASKER AWARD FOR PUBLIC INFQRMATION LE.APING TO PUBLIC ACTION, PRESENTED THROUGH THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR MENTAL HIGIENE, TO MIKE GORMAN OF THE DAILY OKLAHOMAN
The Board of Directors of the National Committee for Mental Hygiene, Inc., having reviewed the recommendation of the Jury of Awards and the records or achievements of its nominees, hereby designate MIKE GORMAN of the Daily Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, to receive a Lasker Award for Public Information Leading to Public action in Mental Health. Mr. Gorman, through his work in the Daily Oklahoman, made intensive investigations and startling exposes or the deplorable conditions existing in the mental hospitals or Oklahoma. He has also made positive presentation or more adequate psychiatric treatment programs in many states. He has stimulated a grass-roots citizens’ reform movement which resulted in the formation or the Oklahoma Committee for Mental Hygiene, Inc.