ASYLUM by William Seabrook
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Not quite in line for his usual market, accustomed to travel books, but his reputation insures a good sale, and there is increasing interest in the question of mental hygiene. Not a mental case (he went for a cure in chronic alcoholism), there was nothing abnormal in his approach to his own case and those of his fellow patients. This is the story of his seven months in the institution, of his many rebellions, of his sincere tribute to the constructive work that he witnessed, the routine of the people, the staff and the patients he knew. As sane a presentation of warped minds as I Knew 3,000 Lunatics by Victor Small (Farrar & Rinehart page 91); a better balanced picture of a mental hospital than The Recovery of Myself by Marian King (Yale Press). Ran in part in Atlantic Monthly.

Pub Date: Aug. 8th, 1935
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace