10 Days in a Madhouse

Author: Nellie Bly

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SKU: 9781508743354 Category: Tag: Product ID: 853273

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ON the 22d of September I was asked by the World if I could have myself committed to one of the asylums for the insane in New York, with a view to writing a plain and unvarnished narrative of the treatment of the patients therein and the methods of management, etc. Did I think I had the courage to go through such an ordeal as the mission would demand? Could I assume the characteristics of insanity to such a degree that I could pass the doctors, live for a week among the insane without the authorities there finding out that I was only a “chiel amang ’em takin’ notes?” I said I believed I could. I had some faith in my own ability as an actress and thought I could assume insanity long enough to accomplish any mission intrusted to me. Could I pass a week in the insane ward at Blackwell’s Island? I said I could and I would. And I did.

ISBN: 9781508743354
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pub Date: 03/2015
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.42lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.29d

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Weight 0.42 lbs
Dimensions 9.00 × 6.00 × 0.29 in
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Paperback