Doctor who OK'd 'Cuckoo's Nest' hospital use dies

Associated Press
Doctor who OK'd 'Cuckoo's Nest' hospital use dies

In this Oct. 16, 2012 file photo, former Oregon State Hospital superintendent Dr. Dean Brooks, center participates in a ribbon cutting ceremony for a museum about the hospital. Brooks, 96, died May 30, 2013 in Salem, Ore., his family said. Brooks opened the doors of the hospital to the filming of the 1975 movie ``One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,'' after other mental hospitals had refused. His family said he wanted to open a national discussion about mental health and the harm insitutions can do. Also pictured, left to right, are Oregon State Hospital Superintendent Greg Roberts, Jim Civey, Brooks' son-in-law; actor Louise Fletcher; and OSH Museum President Hazel Patton (AP Photo/Eilise Ward, The Oregonian) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; THE MERCURY OUT; WILLAMETTE WEEK OUT; PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT

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