Ten Days in a Mad-House (EasyRead Large Bold 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
7
JUDGE DUFFY AND THE POLICE
25
PRONOUNCED INSANE
37
THE GOAL IN SIGHT
55
INSIDE THE MADHOUSE
63
AN EXPERT? AT WORK
69
MY FIRST SUPPER
75
PROMENADING WITH LUNATICS
91
CHOKING AND BEATING PATIENTS
100
SOME UNFORTUNATE STORIES
107
INCIDENTS OF ASYLUM LIFE
119
THE GRAND JURY INVESTIGATION
129
TRYING TO BE A SERVANT
137
NELLIE BLY AS A WHITE SLAVE
151
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