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Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly
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Feb 15, 2011

really liked it

Given that this was written in 1887, it was hard for me to rate. On the content, subject matter, and just because Bly had the gutts to go into what was then called a "madhouse," I would give it five stars. I guess the writing's pretty good for 1887, but I would give that portion of it only three stars, just because I think it could have been better. All in all, I am a fan of Bly's and glad I read this book. I'd recommend it to anyone interested in what mental hospitals used to be like and how people ended up there, and those who like to read early investigative reporting articles.

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