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By Joseph Camp

ISBN-10: 0817356517

ISBN-13: 9780817356514

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ISBN-13: 9780817385330

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In 1881, Joseph Camp, an aged and self-trained Methodist minister from Talladega County in japanese Alabama, used to be introduced by way of his relatives to Bryce medical institution, an insane asylum in Tuscaloosa, the place he remained for over 5 months. Camp, misled via kin about the function of the journey, was once stunned and angered at his lack of freedom and his remedy within the health facility. After his unlock, he composed an account of his remain and released it at his personal rate, supplying an extraordinary glimpse of nineteenth century psychological well-being care from a patient’s perspective. Camp’s account finds his naive belief in others, but in addition a pointy and retentive reminiscence. Camp is remarkably exact in his account of the main points of his therapy and the operation and employees of the medical institution, even if his emotional tests replicate his disappointment together with his scenario. including to the significance of Camp’s account is the truth that within the nineteenth century Bryce used to be thought of a remarkably humane establishment concerned about restoration. Camp presents a glimpse into how therapy for the insane felt to the recipient.

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This Bible had been taken from London to India by a missionary and brought from there to the United States. It fell into the hands of a Catholic who died in that hall. It was the best paper I have ever seen, also the finest type. The references were not so copious as in some others. I think many are burthened with references and the one hundredth part of them never used, and in such fine print it requires the best eyesight to see them. It was much worn and the lids were sewed on with a waxed thread.

Chapter ix Nuckles’s Church-Letter ­— A Walk to the Coal Mine and Graveyard — Much Affected — Seeing Brother Patton’s Grave — The Beautiful Pebbles — Nuckles’s Conversation — Character of Rev. Edward Patton — Brothers Samuel and John Patton and Sister McLelland — The Wrong Number of Graves — Not Permitted to Return to the Cemetery — Miss Jones and the Tea-Cakes M R. NUCKLES finally got me to his ward, No. 9. He had for his colleague Mr. Ben Massingale, the youth who said he was my grandson. Before I was transferred I had heard the language of Nuckles and thought it was not such as became a member of the church.

Bryce instructed him to use the hypodermic, he would do so. I asked him if he told him to kill a man would he do so. He said he would. I told him if Dr. Wyman saw proper to give it to me, he might do so, but as for him (Davis), he should not, nor did he, but the young doctor did. It was in daylight, about the middle of the afternoon, and this was in revenge, I believe, because I objected to Davis’s treating me. That evening I think they applied the magic lantern too, for I was told they had one.

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