The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 372 pages
More than four hundred abandoned suitcases filled with patients' belongings were found when Willard Psychiatric Center closed in 1995 after 125 years of operation. In this fully-illustrated social history, they are skillfully examined and compared to the written record to create a moving-and devastating-group portrait of twentieth-century American psychiatric care.
 

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After a mental institution in NY closed, two researchers began to investigate the contents of hundreds of suitcases left by former patients in the attics of the various buildings. The resulting book ... Read full review

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FOREWORD
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