Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals

Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals

by Christopher Payne, Oliver Sacks
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ISBN-10:
0262013495
ISBN-13:
9780262013499
Pub. Date:
09/04/2009
Publisher:
MIT Press

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Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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faithfulsherper More than 1 year ago
A stunning collection of work by Christopher Payne that captures a lost world hidden from society since the turn of the 20th century. While the patients are long gone, and most of the hospitals now demolished, the images call to question the decades old debate about how we treat our mentally ill citizens. The interior shots are particularly poignant and moving, from patient toothbrushes in a cabinet, to piles of gym sneakers... Oliver Sacks provides an excellent introduction to the book, helping to frame the history and concept of asylum.
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Excellent, informative book; beautifully photographed.