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Lunatic Author Edward S. Gleason Review Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ The Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum constructed between 1858 and 1881 is the largest hand cut blue sandstone building in the Western Hemisphere This haunted Gothic structure was the end of the line for West Virginia's insane for 150 years ThereWards crowded by a looming 200 foot clock tower The Asylum's massive walls hold terrifying tales of Civil War raids arson and suici. I read this book through Kindle Unlimited I barely got through the 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

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The Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum constructed between 1858 and 1881 is the largest hand cut blue sandstone building in the Western. 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 Imagine traversing the dark hallways of the violent 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 book follows the story of the asylum from building it before the Civil War until its closure in 1987 It does have a few stories of patients and a good chapter on treatments used for mental illness in the 20th century And it has a whole chapter on Dr Walter Freeman the infamous lobotomist who was actually invited to West Virginia by the director of the state mental system As a result West Virginia's per capita rate of lobotomy in the 1950s was the highest in the nation Dr Freeman even crisscrossed the state in his Lobotomobile Scary stuff indeed

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Lunatic Author Edward S. GleasHemisphere This haunted Gothic structure was the end of the line for West Virginia's insane for 150 years There are nine acres of. The book is written a bit like an emotional textbook The chapters are easy to follow and the included photos really help transport you to that timeThe book truly covers the rise and fall of an American asylum I didn't realize how mistreated the mentally ill were until reading this book The introduction of a treatment facility was radical but paled in comparison to the lives some of the insane were living chained in their family basements or atticsHowever the radical treatments and learning curve of doctors for 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 for the outcome so long as the patients were docile and easier to controlI am thrilled to see the advancements in the field 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 friends