From Under the Cloud: Personal Reminiscences of Insanity

From Under the Cloud Personal Reminiscences of Insanity After trying to commit suicide and giving laudanum to her young son Anna Agnew was committed to the Indiana Hospital for the Insane later Central State Hospital where she would spend the next seven

  • Title: From Under the Cloud: Personal Reminiscences of Insanity
  • Author: Anna Agnew
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 189
  • Format: Hardcover
  • After trying to commit suicide and giving laudanum to her young son, Anna Agnew was committed to the Indiana Hospital for the Insane later Central State Hospital , where she would spend the next seven years In FROM UNDER THE CLOUD, Agnew describes her experiences in the asylum, her delusions and thoughts of suicide, the cruelty of untrained attendants, the abuse of mechaAfter trying to commit suicide and giving laudanum to her young son, Anna Agnew was committed to the Indiana Hospital for the Insane later Central State Hospital , where she would spend the next seven years In FROM UNDER THE CLOUD, Agnew describes her experiences in the asylum, her delusions and thoughts of suicide, the cruelty of untrained attendants, the abuse of mechanical restraints, her estrangement from her husband and children, and the need for reform in the psychiatric hospitals of her day A bestseller in her day, Anna Agnew s autobiography gives us a glimpse of how mental illness was seen and treated during the late nineteenth century.

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    1. almost at random- "this ward was one of 8 visiting wards open from 1o in the morning until 5 at night to any and every body who felt disposed to lounge through them, staring at the helpless inmates and disappointed if they were not treated to some crazy manifestation over which they could laugh for days after."visiting hours werent for friends and family. that would just excite the mad molecules already so abundant in the brains of lunatics. best not to let them see anyone in the world who might [...]

    2. If you are interested in a personal account of their time in a mental institution I highly recommend this.

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