Diary Written in the Provincial Lunatic Asylum

Mary Huestis Pengilly (1831 - 1893)

Mary Pengilly was taken to a Lunatic Asylum by her sons where she kept a diary, which this book is taken from. Mary records the harsh conditions and treatments received at the hands of the nurses during her stay. Once Mary is released she takes it upon herself to make the authorities aware of the situation at the Provincial Lunatic Asylum. (Summary by Elaine Webb)

Genre(s): Memoirs

Language: English

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Play 01 01 Elaine Webb