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Blackwell's Island, long before Nellie Bly's undercover work...



Item # 640608 HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, February, 1866  The first article is 21 pages on: "Blackwell's Island Lunatic Asylum" which includes 20 illustrations. Some 21 years later investigative reporter Nellie Bly would rise to journalistic fame by posing as an "insane" patient to be committed to the female asylum there and exposing cruelty towards patients and the  horrendous medical care. Her work would lead to much reform at many institutions.
Disbound without wrappers, 136 pages, measures 6 by 9 inches, tiny binding holes at the blank spine, damp staining aty the margins, good condition.

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