Punch,  19 (1850), 179–80.

From an Ex-Lunatic to the Duke of Atholl

An Ex-Lunatic


Letter, Spoof


Mental Illness

    Identifies himself as 'a man of large landed property', and likens the difference between the 'noble brain' and the 'vulgar brain' to that between 'the finest cambric and the finest towelling'. Briefly describes his treatment at 'Doctor Strait's Asylum, Clapton'.(179) Explains how his violent behaviour was controlled by 'the system perfected by the noble Doctor Conolly' and describes the rituals and diet he had to endure on his 'return to reason'.(180)

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