An interdisciplinary collaboration between the Faculties of Arts and Medicine & Health at the University of Leeds
On the Writing of the Insane (1870) by G. Mackenzie Bacon – a colourful and fascinating glimpse at the writings of various late 19th century inmates of the Cambridgeshire asylum – is available now in a variety of formats via The Public Domain Review.
Intriguing historical curiosity for all those with even a passing interest in mental health.
(This image is taken from the book. The quotation in the title is Bacon’s description.)