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The lives they left behind : suitcases from a state hospital attic

Author: Darby Penney; Peter Stastny
Publisher: New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The contents of 10 of the 400 patient suitcases left behind at the Willard Psychiatric Center are examined and compared to the written record to create a group portrait of 20th century American psychiatric care.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Collected biographies
History
Biography
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Darby Penney; Peter Stastny
ISBN: 9781934137079 1934137073 9781934137147 1934137146
OCLC Number: 154704191
Description: 205 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: He took them on their last walk --
Who went to Willard and why did they go there? --
How I would have furnished my room (if not for the voices) --
In permanent limbo: she kept asking for dispensation (until her doctor turned into the devil incarnate) --
Children died and she knit her life away --
Like a fly in a spider web --
How people were treated at Willard --
A photographic talent: rising above the fray --
A frequent visitor to the White House --
My blood temper ... resigned --
An Italian princess and a French intellectual: two ways of fighting for freedom. He took them on their last walk --
Who were the people that went to Willard and why did they go there? --
How I would have furnished my room (if not for the voices) --
In permanent limbo: she kept asking for dispensation (until her doctor urned into the devil incarnate) --
Children were buried and she knit her life away --
Like a fly in a spider web --
What happened to the people during their stay at Willard and how were they treated? --
A photographic talent: rising above the fray --
A frequent visitor to the White House --
My blood temper ... resigned --
An Italian princess and a French intellectual.
Responsibility: Darby Penney and Peter Stastny ; with photographs by Lisa Rinzler.
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"The Lives They Left Behind is a deeply moving testament to the human side of mental illness, and of the narrow margin which so often separates the sane from the mad. It is a remarkable portrait, Read more...

 
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