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Getting inside state mental hospitals

October 25, 2009

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The construction of state mental hospitals was an experiment that began with lofty ideals but ended badly. “Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals’’ (MIT) is an evocative photographic history of the promise and the peril of these institutions. In the introduction, Oliver Sacks, who worked at a state mental hospital in the Bronx for 25 years, calls ... (Full article: 102 words)

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