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The Ladies' Fair
Our own wish for Asylums is that they should be retired -- that they should be not the gaze of idle curiosity, or the opened way to the infirmities of frailty, but a repose for the “dead in trespasses and sins” incident to the unstrung harp of thousand strings, which is kept in tune by the efforts of medical men....
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Title: The Ladies' Fair
Creator: n/a
Date: March 1855
Format: Article
Publication: The Opal
Source: New York State Library
Control no.: 051 O612 1855
Location: vol.5, no.3, pp.82-85
Keywords: Advocacy; Asylums; Doctors; Entertainment; Health & Medicine; Holidays; Identity; Insanity; Institutions; Leisure; Medical Professionals; Medicine; Moral Treatment; New York; New York State Lunatic Asylum; Psychiatric Disability; Social Welfare & Communities
Topics: Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Social Movements & Advocacy