At TALA I d be very surprised Full disclosure I ve read whole books about ice pick lobotomies so I took the ghost tour insteadDespite the sketchy sentence construction poorly reproduced photos and uestionable sourcing as ar as I can tell the only work cited in the bibliography that deals directly with TALA is an oral history done as part of a thesis in 2008 with the rest mostly being general works on the history of mental health care the subject is captivating enough to keep you reading Descriptions of locals turning out to stare at inmates weekly dances offer a lurid reminder that insanity was once a spectator sport and brief references to the lives of individuals involved with the construction and operation of the asylum are tantalizing albeit The Leadership Gap frustratingOne day someone will write a definitive history of the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum but until then we ll have to content ourselves with amateur efforts such as Lunatic which while somewhat lacking in scholarship at least offer the compensation of earnest local charm Interesting look at the timeline of the infamousacility located in Weston West Virginia The original structure was begun during the Civil War and the background Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science (and What I've Learned So Far) facts areascinating Having toured the asylum I was curious to know about its history and this book was a good resource The asylum itself is both majestic and tragic and this book will help you to understand why I read this book through Kindle Unlimited I barely got through the Serenity Role Playing Game first chapter The lack of punctuation run on sentences and random details are really distracting The information may be interesting but it reads like a rushed undergraduate paper Hopefully the author will come back with some proper editing and grammar checking Good bookVery interesting and intriguing I am planning on touring this asylum this summer It is nice to know a little history before I Wards crowded by a looming 200oot clock tower The Asylum's massive walls hold terrifying tales of Civil War raids arson and suici.
E traversing the dark hallways of the violent Save the Cupcake! female ward and hearing stories about the patients Didn t hear any voices when we were all told to be uiet but my stomach did rumble and scare the girl next to meThe bookollows the story of the asylum Tressed to Kill (Southern Beauty Shop, from building it before the Civil War until its cl The book is chockull of Tressed to Kill fascinating information but Mr Gleason is in desperate need of an editor The grammar and punctuation are distracting Trans Allegheny AsylumAsylums everywhere share many common things each uniue in their shared histories such as common medical and psychiatric treatments and problems the eerie way people were committed andorgotten just to name a ew A storied history yet one that is ignominious It s difficult to imagine that anyone so lucky as to have the opportunity to visit the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in West Virginia wouldn t be ascinated enough by its imposing structure and storied history to try and learn about the institution Unfortunately commercial works on the asylum are rarer than a rational scientific approach to mental health in the 19th century Lunatic a slim volume of exactly the type hawked in gift shops attempts to The Dancer Who Flew: A Memoir of Rudolf Nureyev fill the void To its credit the book opens with aew lines that are the definition of truth in advertising proclaiming that The ollowing is an informal anecdotal narrative detailing the rise and all of a 19th century insane asylum and the tumultuous events in and around the Asylum and in the United States in general that affected the causes and treatment of insanity In other words it s a brief gloss over the history of mental health care in America West Virginia during the Civil War and the construction of the asylum sprinkled with anecdotes about amous people who visited the site Dorothea Dix or interesting patients If it s not at least 80% verbatim what shows up on the historical tour. Hemisphere This haunted Gothic structure was the end of the line or West Virginia's insane or 150 years There are nine acres of.
A short primer on the history of the asylum suitable as an overview or anyone unfamiliar with the building and with the treatment of and attitudes toward mental illness during the late 19th and early 20th centuries Hopefully a in depth and scholarly work will The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School follow The book is written a bit like an emotional textbook The chapters are easy toollow and the included photos really help transport you to that timeThe book truly covers the rise and all of an American asylum I didn t realize how mistreated the mentally ill were until reading this book The introduction of a treatment acility was radical but paled in comparison to the lives some of the insane were living chained in their The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School family basements or atticsHowever the radical treatments and learning curve of doctorsor how to treat the clinically insane was troubling to say the least I am saddened to know that the same place I took a tour last year is the same place that horrific experiments and lobotomies were performed with very little care The Cutting Room: A Novel of Suspense for the outcome so long as the patients were docile and easier to controlI am thrilled to see the advancements in theield and they are evident in this book There are also a lot of war information I didn t realize how much action the hospital grounds saw during the civil war The stories and anecdotes were a rich addition to the bookI can t wait to pass this along to all of my reader riends TragicTrans Allegheny was a antastic idea or its time but lack of training and over crowding is not a good mix Other reviewers mention about grammar and punctuation Yes there is that but this was self published as a means to raise money to restore the acility So get past that It is a great step into history I bought this short book at the gift shop of the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum after the 1030p to 1230a paranormal tour right before Halloween Creepy Imagin. The Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum constructed between 1858 and 1881 is the largest hand cut blue sandstone building in the Western.