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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

Women of the asylum: voices from behind the walls, 1840-1945

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A collaborative effort between psychiatrist Geller and Harris, a clinical psychologist, feminist, and author of Women and Madness (1972), this compilation of excerpts from 26 firsthand accounts ... Read full review

Review: Women of the Asylum: Voices from Behind the Walls, 1840-1945

User Review  - Carissa - Goodreads

I love first hand accounts of true events, especially if those events were somewhat tragic, and I especially love stories of women who have been considered insane, or been institutionalized in one ... Read full review

Review: Women of the Asylum: Voices from Behind the Walls, 1840-1945

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This was just too depressing for me to read right now. Read full review

Review: Women of the Asylum: Voices from Behind the Walls, 1840-1945

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Review: Women of the Asylum: Voices from Behind the Walls, 1840-1945

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Review: Women of the Asylum: Voices from Behind the Walls, 1840-1945

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Review: Women of the Asylum: Voices from Behind the Walls, 1840-1945

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