Edward S. Gleason ↠ 3 readA short rimer on the history of the asylum suitable as an overview for anyone unfamiliar with the building and with the treatment of and attitudes toward mental illness during THE LATE 19TH AND EARLY 20TH late 19th and early 20th Hopefully a in depth and scholarly work will follow The book is written a bit like an emotional textbook The chapters are easy to follow and the included hotos really help transport you to that timeThe book truly covers the rise and fall of an American asylum I didn t realize how mistreated the mentally ill were until reading this book The introduction of a
Treatment Facility Was Radicalfacility was radical Alamo Story: From Early History to Current Conflicts paled in comparison to the lives some of the insane were living chained in their family basements or atticsHowever the radical treatments and learning curve of doctors for how to treat the clinically insane was troubling to say the least I am saddened to know that the samelace I took a tour last year is the same lace that horrific experiments and lobotomies were erformed with very little care for the outcome so long as the Isabel de Solis, Soraya: Un Cuento de Amor En La Alhambra patients were docile and easier to controlI am thrilled to see the advancements in the field and they are evident in this book There are also a lot of war information I didn t realize how much action the hospital grounds saw during the civil war The stories and anecdotes were a rich addition to the bookI can t wait toass this along to all of my reader friends TragicTrans Allegheny was a fantastic idea for its time but lack of training and over crowding is not a good mix Other reviewers mention about grammar and Out of the Box punctuation Yes there is that but this was selfublished as a means to raise money to restore the facility So get The First Secret of Edwin Hoff past that It is a great step into history I bought this short book at the gift shop of the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum after the 1030p to 1230aaranormal tour right before Halloween Creepy Imagine traversing the dark hallways of the violent female ward and hearing stories about the atients Didn t hear any voices when we were all told to be uie. The Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum constructed between 1858 and 1881 is the largest hand cut blue sandstone building in the Western. .
T but my stomach did rumble and scare the next to meThe book follows the story
Of The Asylum From Buildingthe asylum from building before the Civil War until its closure in 1987 It does have a few stories of atients and a good chapter on treatments used for mental illness in the 20th century And it has a whole chapter on Dr Walter Freeman the infamous lobotomist who was actually invited to West Virginia by the director of the state mental system As a result West Virginia s er capita rate of lobotomy in the 1950s was the highest in the nation Dr Freeman even crisscrossed the state in his Lobotomobile Scary stuff indeed The book is chock full of fascinating information but Mr Gleason is in desperate need of an editor The grammar and Under Lock and Key punctuation are Trans Allegheny AsylumAsylums everywhere share many common things each uniue in their shared histories such as common medical andsychiatric treatments and roblems the eerie way eople were committed and forgotten just to name a few A storied history yet one that is ignominious It s difficult to imagine that anyone so lucky as to have the opportunity to visit the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in West Virginia wouldn t be fascinated enough by its imposing structure and storied history to try and learn about the institution Unfortunately commercial works on the asylum are rarer than a rational scientific approach to mental health in the 19th century Lunatic a slim volume of exactly the type hawked in gift shops attempts to fill the void To its credit the book opens with a few lines that are the definition of truth in advertising roclaiming that The following is an informal anecdotal narrative detailing the rise and fall of a 19th century insane asylum and the tumultuous events in and around the Asylum and in the United States in general that affected the causes and treatment of insanity In other words it s a brief gloss over the history of mental health care in America West Virginia during the Civil War and the construction of the asylum sprinkled with anecdotes. Hemisphere This haunted Gothic structure was the end of the line for West Virginia's insane for 150 years There are nine acres of. ,
About famous Velvet Ropes (Club Undercover people who visited the site Dorothea Dix or interestingatients
IF IT S NOT AT LEASTit s not at least verbatim what shows up on the historical tour at TALA I d be very surprised Full disclosure I ve read whole books about ice Freud and His Followers pick lobotomies so I took the ghost tour insteadDespite the sketchy sentence constructionoorly reproduced Pjesme photos and uestionable sourcing as far as I can tell the only work cited in the bibliography that deals directly with TALA is an oral history done asart of a thesis in 2008 with the rest mostly being general works on the history of mental health care the subject is captivating enough to keep you reading Descriptions of locals turning out to stare at inmates weekly dances offer a lurid reminder that insanity was once a spectator sport and brief references to the lives of individuals involved with the construction and operation of the asylum are tantalizing albeit frustratingOne day
someone will write a definitive history of the Trans Allegheny Lunaticwill write a definitive history of the Trans Allegheny Lunatic but until then we ll have to content ourselves with amateur efforts such as Lunatic which while somewhat lacking in scholarship at least offer the compensation of earnest local charm Interesting look at the timeline of the infamous facility located in Weston West Virginia The original structure was begun during the Civil War and the background facts are fascinating Having toured the asylum I was curious to know about its history and this book was a good resource The asylum itself is both majestic and tragic and this book will help you to understand why I read this book through Kindle Unlimited I barely got through the first chapter The lack of unctuation run on sentences and random details are really distracting The information may be interesting but it reads like a rushed undergraduate aper Hopefully the author will come back with some roper editing and grammar checking Good bookVery interesting and intriguing I am lanning on touring this asylum this summer It is nice to know a little history before I go. Wards crowded by a looming 200 foot clock tower The Asylum's massive walls hold terrifying tales of Civil War raids arson and suici.
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