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User Review  - Leser - LibraryThing

There is nothing like first hand accounts to bring the deplorable condition of the Insane Asylum in the mid 19th to early 20th centuries. How easy it was for a husband to get rid of an unwanted wife ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Julie - Goodreads

I had a hard time getting through this depressing book, so sat down and finished it in one long sitting. It's an important piece of women's history, and of general psychiatric history. Read full review

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

User Review  - Stephanie - Goodreads

This one had been sitting on my wishlist for a long time, and I finally got around to hunting down a secondhand copy. This book features excerpts from publications written by women who had been ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Julie - Goodreads

This book, with its real life narratives, was very difficult to read. It's frightening what women went through simply because of their gender. The book gives really good detail at what was going on in ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Dawn - Goodreads

(Hardcover) Read this while researching for a paper in History of Medicine class. It is true that the stories are about white women (women of color just weren't "put away" the way white women were ... Read full review


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