In my efforts to put articles on this blog, I have neglected to mention someone:
There is one person who clearly stands out as a voluntary advocate for the former "patients" of Ayres in this case. Probably they don't get much chance to say thank you, as they're probably dealing with quite a bit of pain.
Victoria Balfour has worked hard to bring all of the info about Ayres forward!
Someone just forwarded me a link to this article about her efforts. As it happens, it's also a very good article with some of the background info about William Hamilton Ayres, his career, and what he has done to children over the years.
Go to SFGate and read the article before you read all of the other stuff here!
I've also put a permanent link to it on the right hand "Career Milestones" box. Just click on "Great Background Article!"