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Title: Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals
Authors: Christopher Payne
Publisher: MIT Press
Year: 2009
ISBN: 9780262013499
Language: English

Description:
For more than half the nation's history, vast mental hospitals were a prominent feature of the American landscape. From the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth, over 250 institutions for the insane were built throughout the United States; by 1948, they housed more than a half million patients.
Christopher Payne spent six years documenting the decay of state mental hospitals, visiting seventy institutions in thirty states.
Accompanying Payne's striking and powerful photographs is an essay by Oliver Sacks, who described his own experience working at a state mental hospital in his book Awakenings.

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Related: Psychiatry - Christopher Payne's web site

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