Ten Days in a Mad-house
Nelly Bly, posing as "Nelly Brown," went undercover to investigate the deplorable conditions of insane asylums. Her memoirs of this event form the basis of "Ten Days in a Mad-House," which forever changed the way the world looks at treatment and housing of the insane.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MaureenCean - LibraryThing
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