Ten days in a mad house

Ten days in a mad house

Bly, Nellie, 1864-1922, author.


Physical Description
79 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.

Corporate Subject
N.Y. City Lunatic Asylum.

Subject Term
Psychiatric hospital care -- New York (State) -- New York.
Mentally ill -- Commitment and detention -- New York (State) -- New York.
Psychiatric hospital care -- History -- 19th century.
Investigative reporting -- History.

Geographic Term
New York (N.Y.) -- Hospitals.
Roosevelt Island (New York, N.Y.)

In 1887, reporter Nellie Bly was admitted to the Blackwell's Island Lunatic Asylum in order to do undercover reporting on the conditions there, as part of the assignment given to her by Joseph Pulitzer at the New York World. The resulting reports were published later that year in a book, Ten Days in a Mad-house, and influenced substantial changes, followed by the closure of the asylum.

LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
Park Grove Library (Cottage Grove)Book362.23 BLY11Nonfiction Collection
R.H. Stafford Library (Woodbury)Book362.23 BLY01Checked Out