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Ble to convince policemen a judge and a series of doctors of her madness with a few well practiced facial expressions of derangement At the institution Bly discovered the stuff of nightmares Mentally ill patients were fed rotten inedible food; violently abused by a brutal uncaring staff; and misdiagnosed mistreated or generally ignored by the doctors and so called menta. Ten Days in a Mad House is one amazing book I love it The fact that it s a real story makes it even interestingNellie Bly is a journalist who is asked to go undercover as a patient in an asylum and write about it She does and it s amazing how easily she is declared insane The examination mainly consists in a brief physical checkup what s that all about looking at the tongue and a few uestions focused on whether or not she is a kept woman She is finally shipped to the Women s Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell s Island at which point she decides to start behaving normal again without letting her true identity be known Still she is labeled delusional and treated as such There s an almost funny situation in which the doctor asks Nellie if she hears voices during the night She replies truthfully that she does the nurses were always extremely noisyDuring Bly s stay at the asylum the doctors are ignorant and the nurses are abusive They mock beat and even strangle the patients And they threaten worse if anybody complains to the doctors Not to mention the ice cold baths They are administered regardless of the patient s health status Got a fever Here s a cold bath Pneumonia Even better It s just horrible and I m thankful for the time period I live in with its scientific progressAnd those poor women Not all of them were mad There were women brought in by their husbands fathers or friends Some of them didn t even know where they were being taken to until it was too lateTen Days in a Mad House is a short incisive book Bly tries to keep as objective as possible and you can read it here Engendering Song uncaring staff; and misdiagnosed mistreated or generally ignored by the doctors and so called menta. Ten Days in a Mad House is one amazing book I love it The fact that it s a real story makes it even interestingNellie Bly is a journalist who is asked to go Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary & Study Guide undercover as a patient in an asylum and write about it She does and it s amazing how easily she is declared insane The examination mainly consists in a brief physical checkup what s that all about looking at the tongue and a few The White Nights of Ramadan uestions focused on whether or not she is a kept woman She is finally shipped to the Women s Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell s Island at which point she decides to start behaving normal again without letting her true identity be known Still she is labeled delusional and treated as such There s an almost funny situation in which the doctor asks Nellie if she hears voices during the night She replies truthfully that she does the nurses were always extremely noisyDuring Bly s stay at the asylum the doctors are ignorant and the nurses are abusive They mock beat and even strangle the patients And they threaten worse if anybody complains to the doctors Not to mention the ice cold baths They are administered regardless of the patient s health status Got a fever Here s a cold bath Pneumonia Even better It s just horrible and I m thankful for the time period I live in with its scientific progressAnd those poor women Not all of them were mad There were women brought in by their husbands fathers or friends Some of them didn t even know where they were being taken to Beyond the Pale until it was too lateTen Days in a Mad House is a short incisive book Bly tries to keep as objective as possible and you can read it here

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L health experts entrusted with their care To her horror Bly encountered sane patients who had been committed on the barest of pretenses and came to the shocking realization that while the Blackwell Island asylum was remarkably easy to get into it was nearly impossible to leave This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all device. For its time its uite a story and the reporter took uite a little risk when she got herself tossed into an asylum back in those days depending on acuaintances to get her back out when the time came I m not sure I d be uite so trusting under those circumstances She found uite a story behind the walls and what she wrote made uite a stir when she got out The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox uite a story and the reporter took The Illusionists uite a little risk when she got herself tossed into an asylum back in those days depending on acuaintances to get her back out when the time came I m not sure I d be Planet of the Bugs uite so trusting Fishes of the Open Ocean under those circumstances She found Out of Bounds (Boundaries, uite a story behind the walls and what she wrote made Grass, Sky, Song uite a stir when she got out

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A courageous female journalist’s classic exposé of the horrific treatment of the mentally ill in nineteenth century America In 1887 Nellie Bly accepted an assignment from publisher Joseph Pulitzer of the New York World and went undercover at the lunatic asylum on Blackwell Island America’s first municipal mental hospital Calling herself “Nellie Brown” she was a. 35 Stars Ten Days in a Mad House is a book by newspaper reporter Nellie Bly Nellie took the terrifying task of posing as Nellie Borwn in an undercover assisment to investigate the deplorable conditions of insane asylums While on the assignment she feigned insanity at a women s boarding house and was involuntarily committed to the Women s Lunatic Alylum on Blackwell s Island Ten Days in a Mad House is a uick and insightful read into the way the mentally ill were treated or should I say mistreated in many cases during the latter part of the 19th century What shocked me the most about this story was how uickly the doctors pronounced Nellie insane and how many sick and sane people ended up in Asylums for completely the wrong reasons This account is told in a matter of fact style and is not dramatic in the telling but I suppose this is reflected in the fact that it was originally written as newpaper articlesIt was so upsetting to read the suffering of patients and while accounts of beatings and cruelty was difficult to read I found the patients suffering of cold and hunger and sanitary needs just heartbreaking as these people were what could only be described as tortured mentally and physically by the state and many of the employees of these institutionsThe public response to her writings was enormous and as a result and investigation was set up and a vast sum invested to improve conditions in the Asylums which was a great achievement for Nellie Bly and her time spent undercover did so much highlight the conditions of patients in Asylums


10 thoughts on “Ten Days in a Mad House

  1. says:

    If you read this book without knowing anything of Nellie Bly except that she was a journalist you might think it was a wonderful expose of the absolute horrors of bedlam in New York You might doubt whether really the food was so bad that apart from a crust or two and a bowl of cold tea it was totally inedible t

  2. says:

    This was a very disturbing read for me Mental health is an illness and this book showed how horribly patients were being treated at the Women's Lunatic Asylum in 1887 It brought back the horrible images of how in the 70's Geraldo Rivera blew the whistle on Willowbrook State School in Staten Island where the same horrific

  3. says:

    35 Stars Ten Days in a Mad House is a book by newspaper reporter Nellie Bly Nellie took the terrifying task of posing as Ne

  4. says:

    Ten Days in a Mad house hat's off to you Nellie Bly My new hero  For the sake of a story she faked insanity and she got herself admitted into an insane asylum then wrote an exposé on the Blackwell's Island women's asylum in New York Not know

  5. says:

    This is an extraordinary account Nellie Bly was a force to be reckoned with as a reporter and as a person She allowed herself to be institutionalized in a notorious insane asylum in New York to do an investigation on how the mentally ill women were treated there Her article of that experience was written in 1887 She also did reports on Employment Agencies for women and the treatment of female factory workers in New York Two of these articl

  6. says:

    Ten Days in a Mad House is one amazing book I love it The fact that it's a real story makes it even interestingNellie Bly is a journalist who is asked to go undercover as a patient in an asylum and write about it She does and it's amazing how easily she is declared insane The examination mainly consists in a brief physical checkup

  7. says:

    For its time its uite a story and the reporter took uite a little risk when she got herself tossed into an asylum

  8. says:

    There are a number of publishers offering this book and of the few I have seen I found this publication to be enjoyableIn any of the publications readers will find the main story of how journalist Elizabeth Cochran Seaman pen name Nellie Bly

  9. says:

    Well Nellie Bly you have my utmost respect What an inspirational human being Someone that would purposely get themselves admitted into an asylu

  10. says:

    I always had a desire to know asylum life thoroughly a desire to be convinced that the most helpless of God's creatures the insane were cared for kindly and properly New York World journalist Elizabeth Cochran Seaman aka Nellie Bly goes undercover as demented Nellie Brown with a mission to investigate Blackwell'

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