The Trial of Ebenezer Haskell, in Lunacy, and His Acquittal Before Judge Brewster, in November, 1868, Together with a Brief Sketch of the Mode of Treatment of Lunatics in Difference Asylums in this Country and in England: With Illustrations, Including a Copy of Hogarth's Celebrated Painting of a Scene in Old Bedlam, in London, 1635

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E. Haskell, 1869 - Mentally ill - 126 pages
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