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User Review  - amaraduende - LibraryThing

I feel good reading this for an interesting reason - these women often seem to have little hope in anything other than that someone, someday, would read their words and know what they endured. The ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

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 ... Read full review

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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

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

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

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