Ten Days in a Madhouse
In 1887 Nellie Bly, one of the first female newspaper writers, and a young reporter who would soon go on to make a career for herself as an investigative journalist and “stunt” reporter, had herself committed to the Blackwell’s Island Insane Asylum in New York. Her purpose was to discover what life was like for those who had been deemed insane. She was surprised to discover the depth of mistreatement of the patients. Partially as a result of her reporting, more money was allocated to the asylum and reforms were put into place.
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January 16, 2014
Too real,very scary
December 05, 2012
Excellent book well narrated by the reader.
December 04, 2011
Incredible story of what life was like in a 19th century insane asylum and the subsequent investigation. It was easy to listen to and the reader is excellent.