Ten Days in a Mad-House (EasyRead Super Large 20pt Edition)

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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

Nellie Bly was a reporter in New York who convinced the courts that she was insane and got herself locked away at Blackwell's Island. Her expose of the conditions there led to increased care and ... Read full review

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Interesting likely first work of undercover investigative journalism by a female. I have read enough of the era and the supposed "treatment" of persons with alleged mental illness not to be shocked ... Read full review

Contents

PREPARING FOR THE ORDEAL
9
JUDGE DUFFY AND THE POLICE
35
PRONOUNCED INSANE
52
IN BELLEVUE HOSPITAL
58
THE GOAL IN SIGHT
78
INSIDE THE MADHOUSE
90
AN EXPERT? AT WORK
98
MY FIRST SUPPER
106
CHOKING AND BEATING PATIENTS
141
SOME UNFORTUNATE STORIES
151
INCIDENTS OF ASYLUM LIFE
168
THE LAST GOODBYE
174
THE GRAND JURY INVESTIGATION
182
TRYING TO BE A SERVANT
193
NELLIE BLY AS A WHITE SLAVE
214
Copyright

PROMENADING WITH LUNATICS
128

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