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  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 the bread had spiders baked into it You might wonder if the nurses were all nasty brutish and extremely violen

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    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 sa

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    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 und

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    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 knowing how or if she or anybody else would be able to get her out And all this before women even had the right to vote Blows my mind Girls got guts   The story was pu

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    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

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    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 jour

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    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

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    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 posed as an insane person in order to gain entry into Bellevue hospital on Blackwell's Island This is a revealing look not only into how people were institutionalized 13

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    Well Nellie Bly you have my utmost respect What an inspirational human being Someone that would purposely get themselves admitted into an asylum for the insane in order to potentially uncover the inhumane treatment of the women there

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    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's Island Insane Asylum Nelli

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CHARACTERS Ø PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Nellie Bly

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. 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 the bread had spiders baked into it You might wonder if the nurses were all nasty brutish and extremely violent uestion if the doctors were either having public affairs with their illiterate nursing assistants or just plain blind to the extreme violence starvation and freezing conditions all around You might even come to the conclusion as I did that even if half or perhaps a uarter of all this was true then it was outrageous and perhaps fantastical But it was a good bit of reporting because she was taken seriously and conditions did change for the better or were said to which is the same thing in a bookHowever if you knew that Nellie Bly the pseudonym of Elizabeth Cochran was an investigative journalist with all that implies in the modern era and had also written Nellie Bly as a White Slave and Trying to be a Servant you might think she was a bit of a sensationalist reporter who d do anything for a laff and a buck and you wouldn t be far wrong These two pieces are available at the link above here Also some strange advertisements It was then my opinion of the book sunk down to a 3 star Just a journalist assignment pays the bills keeps her in the public eye as a late 19thC celebrity Just as she went off on a less than eighty days jaunt around the world for a newspaperBut then it all changed when I read that these sensationalist titles were to gain the popular eye Nellie Bly was a fierce feminist and exposer of the terrible attitudes and sometimes treatment women faced from the completely male driven society of her time Nellie Bly s schtick extended to exposing prison conditions which she also got improved somewhat corruption in the State Legislature you think anyone could affect political corruption than temporarily So sensationalism was a means to an end How could I give less than 5 stars to a woman who stood together with Emma Goldman and Susan B Anthony She should be better known now and an icon of her times and professionThe book is free here

REVIEW Ten Days in a Mad House

Ten Days in a Mad House

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

CHARACTERS Ø PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Nellie Bly

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. Well Nellie Bly you have my utmost respect What an inspirational human being Someone that would purposely get themselves admitted into an asylum for the insane in order to potentially uncover the inhumane treatment of the women there has to be one amazing and passionate individual She did this not knowing whether she d actually be able to get out again and even before women received the right to vote I ve been knocked off my feet here Just wowWhat is contained in this book is compelling but also incredibly horrific The people who just outrightly abused their position of power in order to make those poor women suffer is just unforgiveable It makes one wonder just how many women in the asylum were detained in there longer due to the inhumane mistreatment and abuse that they suffered at the hands of these so called Nurses Some of those women were brought in and they were not even ill and by the time they figured out where they were it was obviously too late This was so thought provoking and the story itself will stay with me and will probably haunt me for a long time