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Modern Persecution, or Insane Asylums Unveiled
"No, Mr. Packard, I shall not help myself into an asylum. It is you who are putting me there. I do not go willingly, nor with my own consent -- I am being forced into it against my protests to the contrary. Therefore, I shall let you show yourself to this crowd, just as you are -- my persecutor, instead of my protector. I shall make no resistance to your brute force claims upon my personal liberty -- I shall simply remain a passive victim, helpless in your power."...
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Title: Modern Persecution, or Insane Asylums Unveiled
From: Modern Persecution
Creator: Elizabeth P. W. Packard (author)
Date: 1873
Format: Book
Source: Available at selected libraries
Location: volume 1
Keywords: Abuse; Advocacy; Andrew McFarland; Asylums; Attendants; Autobiography; Children; Civil Liberties & Rights; Clergy; Confinement; Death; Doctors; Economics; Elizabeth Packard; Employment; Expose; Family; Feminism; Food; Government; Government Agencies; Health & Medicine; Identity; Illinois; Illinois State Hospital For The Insane; Insanity; Institutions; Jurisprudence; Legislation; Marriage; Massachusetts; Media; Medical Professionals; Medicine; Newspapers; Poetry; Prejudice; Psychiatric Disability; Religion; Restraints; Sexuality; Social Welfare & Communities; Spiritualism; Suicide; Sunday School; Theophilus Packard; Treatments Therapies Cures; Women & Gender
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Social Movements & Advocacy

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