Journalistic and historical perspectives on 19th century insane asylums
This article from The Atlantic today looks at medical monograph on “Types of Insanity.” In addition to the kinds of proofs of insanity that Dr. Wycherley and others give in Hard Cash, we have this gem:
“Letter writing”? “Keys of explanation”? “Strangely coined words”? Good thing that sounds nothing like our seminar.