Punch,  48 (1865), 88.

The Secrets of the Prison House



News-Commentary, Drollery


Mental Illness, Hospitals, Skill, Textbooks

    Discusses news that Dr Brown, the principal of the Bloomingdale Lunatic Asylum, New York, stated that a number of 'College text-books' including Alder's German and English Dictionary were written by people of 'insane mind'. Punch adds that while Mr Punch 'did not know that any of the New York editors were under restraint as lunatics, he has long thought that more than one of them ought to be'.

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