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Modern Persecution, or Married Woman's Liabilities
So long as insanity is treated as a crime, instead of a misfortune, as our present system practically does thus treat it, the protection of our individual liberty imperatively demands such an enactment. Many contend that every person is insane on some point. On this ground, all persons are liable to be legally imprisoned, under our present system; for intelligent physicians are everywhere to be found, who will not scruple to give a certificate that an individual is a Monomaniac on that point where he differs from him in opinion! This Monomania in many instances is not insanity, but individuality, which is the highest natural development of a human being....
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Title: Modern Persecution, or Married Woman's Liabilities
From: Modern Persecution
Creator: Elizabeth P. W. Packard (author)
Date: 1873
Format: Book
Source: Available at selected libraries
Location: volume 2
Keywords: Abuse; Advocacy; Andrew McFarland; Asylums; Attendants; Autobiography; Bloomingdale Asylum; Chicago, IL; Children; Civil Liberties & Rights; Clergy; Confinement; Connecticut; Correspondence; Doctors; Economics; Elizabeth Packard; Employment; Expose; Family; Feminism; Friendship; Government; Government Agencies; Health & Medicine; Identity; Illinois; Illinois State Hospital For The Insane; Insanity; Institutions; Iowa; Jurisprudence; Legislation; Marriage; Massachusetts; Media; Medical Professionals; Medicine; New York; New York City, NY; Parenting; Physical Disability; Politics; Prejudice; Psychiatric Disability; Public Welfare; Religion; Restraints; Sexuality; Slavery; Social Welfare & Communities; Spiritualism; Theophilus Packard; Treatments Therapies Cures; Women & Gender
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Social Movements & Advocacy

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