Joseph Draper, The Vermont Asylum for the Insane: Its Annals for Fifty Years (Brattleboro: Hildreth and Fales, 1887).

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Title

Joseph Draper, The Vermont Asylum for the Insane: Its Annals for Fifty Years (Brattleboro: Hildreth and Fales, 1887).

Subject

psychiatric hospitals
insane asylums
history of madness

Description

Written by the superintendent of the institution, this lengthy history is generally favorable to the officers, medical staff, and trustees of the Brattleboro Insane Asylum. It contains useful illustrations and tabular data and it also engages some of the controversies that arose over the years, particularly the Legislature's investigation into conditions at the Asylum in the early 1870s. Draper acknowledges perennial overcrowding of the institution.

Creator

Google Books

Publisher

Hildreth and Fales, Publishers

Date

1834-1887

Contributor

Holly Allen

Rights

public domain

Format

pdf

Language

English

Type

official history

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