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Two Years and Four Months in a Lunatic Asylum

Two Years and Four Months in a Lunatic Asylum by Hiram Chase
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"Two Years and Four Months in a Lunatic Asylum" is a harrowing and eye-opening account of Hiram Chase's time spent in a mental institution in the mid-1800s. The author's detailed descriptions of the daily routines, the treatment of patients, and the overall atmosphere of the asylum shed light on the harsh realities faced by those struggling with mental illness during that time.

Chase's writing is raw and unfiltered, painting a vivid picture of the suffering and mistreatment endured by patients in the asylum. His firsthand experiences provide a unique perspective on the state of mental healthcare in the 19th century, highlighting the need for reform and greater compassion towards those who are mentally ill.

While the subject matter of the book is undeniably heavy and at times difficult to read, Chase's resilience and eventual recovery give readers hope and serve as a reminder of the strength of the human spirit. Overall, "Two Years and Four Months in a Lunatic Asylum" is a compelling and important read that offers valuable insight into a dark chapter of history.

Book Description:
Hiram Chase is a well liked Reverend in a small ministry in Utica. When his mental and physical health deteriorates, he is taken to Utica lunatic asylum. After his stay in the asylum, Hiram documents his experiences and those of other patients in the asylum. He describes his daily routine and the negative experiences he had, along with praising certain individuals whom he met during his "Two Years and Four Months in a Lunatic Asylum".


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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - April 6, 2014
Subject: Very Good!
A sad and interesting outlook on a little-known subject from the author's personal experience.


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