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WOMEN OF THE ASYLUM: Voices From Behind the Walls, 1840-1945

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A hundred years of first-person reports from women committed to mental institutions that seem no less distressing in the 20th century than in the 19th. Geller (Psychiatry/Univ. of Massachusetts) and Harris (Down from the Pedestal, 1994) have excerpted accounts from the speeches, journals, reports, and books of well-known and unknown women who found not asylum, but degradation, injustice ... Read full review

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