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The lives they left behind [electronic resource] : suitcases from a state hospital attic / Darby Penney and Peter Stastny ; with photographs by Lisa Rinzler.

By: Penney, Darby.
Contributor(s): Stastny, Peter.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2008Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (205 p.) : ill. (some col.).ISBN: 9781934137239 (electronic bk.); 1934137235 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Willard Psychiatric Center (N.Y.) -- History | Psychiatric hospitals -- New York (State) -- New York -- History | Psychiatric hospital patients -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography | Willard Psychiatric Center (N.Y.) | Hospitals, Psychiatric -- history -- New York | History, 20th Century -- New York | Mental Disorders -- history -- New York | Patients -- New York | MEDICAL / Mental Health | PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health | PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Illness | Willard Psychiatric Center (N.Y.) | Psychiatric hospital patients | Psychiatric hospitals | New York (State) -- New YorkGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Biography. | History.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Lives they left behind.DDC classification: 362.2/1097471 Online resources: Click here to access title or place hold | Image
Contents:
He took them on their last walk -- Who went to Willard and why did they go there? -- How I would have furnished my room (if not for the voices) -- In permanent limbo: she kept asking for dispensation (until her doctor turned into the devil incarnate) -- Children died and she knit her life away -- Like a fly in a spider web -- How people were treated at Willard -- A photographic talent: rising above the fray -- A frequent visitor to the White House -- My blood temper...resigned -- An Italian princess and a French intellectual: two ways of fighting for freedom.
He took them on their last walk -- Who were the people that went to Willard and why did they go there? -- How I would have furnished my room (if not for the voices) -- In permanent limbo: she kept asking for dispensation (until her doctor urned into the devil incarnate) -- Children were buried and she knit her life away -- Like a fly in a spider web -- What happened to the people during their stay at Willard and how were they treated? -- A photographic talent: rising above the fray -- A frequent visitor to the White House -- My blood temper...resigned -- An Italian princess and a French intellectual.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [190]-196) and index.

He took them on their last walk -- Who went to Willard and why did they go there? -- How I would have furnished my room (if not for the voices) -- In permanent limbo: she kept asking for dispensation (until her doctor turned into the devil incarnate) -- Children died and she knit her life away -- Like a fly in a spider web -- How people were treated at Willard -- A photographic talent: rising above the fray -- A frequent visitor to the White House -- My blood temper...resigned -- An Italian princess and a French intellectual: two ways of fighting for freedom.

He took them on their last walk -- Who were the people that went to Willard and why did they go there? -- How I would have furnished my room (if not for the voices) -- In permanent limbo: she kept asking for dispensation (until her doctor urned into the devil incarnate) -- Children were buried and she knit her life away -- Like a fly in a spider web -- What happened to the people during their stay at Willard and how were they treated? -- A photographic talent: rising above the fray -- A frequent visitor to the White House -- My blood temper...resigned -- An Italian princess and a French intellectual.

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