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Ten Days in A Mad-House, Was Written By Nellie Bly in 1887, after she lived, undercover, at a women's insane asylum at Blackwell's Island in 1887 for ten days. This was an assignment given to her by Joseph Pulitzer. The living conditions and treatment of the Patients were Horrible. Bly Wrote:"The insane asylum on Blackwell's Island is a human rat-trap. It is easy to get inTen Days in A Mad-House, Was Written By Nellie Bly in 1887, after she lived, undercover, at a women's insane asylum at Blackwell's Island in 1887 for ten days. This was an assignment given to her by Joseph Pulitzer. The living conditions and treatment of the Patients were Horrible. Bly Wrote:"The insane asylum on Blackwell's Island is a human rat-trap. It is easy to get in, but once there it is impossible to get out."This Edition of Ten Days in A Mad-House Is Illustrated and Annotated with a Brief History of Blackwell's Island Lunatic Asylum, With Additional Pictures, Word Definitions and Blank Pages for Notes....

Title : ten days in a mad house illustrated and annotated a first hand account of life at bellevue hospital on blackwell s island in 1887
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ISBN : 36540533
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 119 Pages
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ten days in a mad house illustrated and annotated a first hand account of life at bellevue hospital on blackwell s island in 1887 Reviews

  • Dee Arr
    2018-09-21 23:10

    There are a number of publishers offering this book and, of the few I have seen, I found this publication to be more enjoyable.In any of the publications, readers will find the main story of how journalist Elizabeth Cochran Seaman (pen name Nellie Bly) posed as an insane person in order to gain entry into Bellevue hospital on Blackwell's Island. This is a revealing look not only into how people were institutionalized 130 years ago, but also the lack of knowledge of medical doctors at that time. The book also includes two short articles on employment agencies and women working in paper box factories.I found this publication more enjoyable for a number of reasons. There are hand drawn illustrations throughout the book depicting Ms. Seaman at various stages of her investigations. The back of the book features pictures of Ms. Seaman and a list of words that might not be well-known to modern readers. The Annotations section in the back offers an overview of Blackwell's Island Lunatic Asylum as well as notes on Ms. Seaman's participation. Her other books are also listed. If this book interests you, I would recommend this publisher (Amazon - in Kindle or paperback) over the others I have seen.Excellent book for those interested in history or just curious about this slice of life in New York over a century ago. Four stars.