Ten Days in a Mad-House

Ten Days in a Mad-House : A Graphic Depiction of Conditions at an Asylum

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Ten Days in a Mad-House

Nellie Bly

A Graphic Depiction of Conditions at an Asylum

Since my experiences in Blackwell's Island Insane Asylum were published in the World I have received hundreds of letters in regard to it. The edition containing my story long since ran out, and I have been prevailed upon to allow it to be published in book form, to satisfy the hundreds who are yet asking for copies.

I am happy to be able to state as a result of my visit to the asylum and the exposures consequent thereon, that the City of New York has appropriated $1,000,000 more per annum than ever before for the care of the insane. So I have at least the satisfaction of knowing that the poor unfortunates will be the better cared for because of my work.

Nellie Bly

The book's graphic depiction of conditions at the asylum caused a sensation which brought Bly lasting fame and prompted a grand jury to launch its own investigation with Bly assisting. The jury's report resulted in an $850,000 increase in the budget of the Department of Public Charities and Corrections.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 172 x 248 x 12mm | 180g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507811527
  • 9781507811528
  • 1,117,578

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