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Memorial To The Legislature of Massachusetts
I proceed, gentlemen, briefly to call your attention to the present state of insane persons confined within this Commonwealth, in cages, closets, cellars, stalls, pens! Chained, naked, beaten with rods, and lashed into obedience....
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Title: Memorial To The Legislature of Massachusetts
From: The History of Mental Retardation, Collected Papers
Creator: Dorothea L. Dix (author)
Date: 1843
Format: Government Document
Publisher: University Park Press
Source: Available at selected libraries
Keywords: Abuse; Advocacy; Aging; Almshouses; Asylums; Benevolence; Children; Civil Liberties & Rights; Cognitive Disability; Confinement; Dorothea Dix; Expose; Government; Government Agencies; Health & Medicine; Hospitals; Idiocy; Insanity; Institutions; Laws & Regulation; Legislation; Massachusetts; Media; Memorials; Moral Treatment; Neglect; Policy; Politics; Poverty; Prison; Psychiatric Disability; Public Health & Welfare; Public Welfare; Religion; Social Welfare & Communities; Social Welfare & Employment
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Mass Media, Culture & The Arts; Social Movements & Advocacy