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TitleThe Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic
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LanguageEnglish
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Table of Contents
                            Title Page
AUTHORS’ NOTE
Dedication
Foreword
PROLOGUE: LIFE IN THE ATTIC
1. - HE TOOK THEM ON THEIR LAST WALK
	A SELF-SUFFICIENT ENCLAVE
	HEARING THE ANGELS
	REINVENTING HIMSELF THROUGH WORK
	STATE HOSPITAL CEMETERIES TODAY: A FOCAL POINT FOR ADVOCACY
2. - WHO WENT TO WILLARD AND WHY DID THEY GO THERE?
	THEIR NUMBERS
	DURATION OF INSANITY PRIOR TO ADMISSION
	GENDER
	ORIGINS
	FAMILY RELATIONS
	WHAT KIND OF PROBLEMS BROUGHT PEOPLE TO WILLARD
3. - HOW I WOULD HAVE FURNISHED MY ROOM (IF NOT FOR THE VOICES)
	“ MY SCHOOL MEMORIES IN AMERICA”
	ANNOYED BY THE VOICES
	“ I HAVE NO DEFINITE KNOWLEDGE YET OF WHEN I SHALL REGAIN MY FREEDOM”
4. - IN PERMANENT LIMBO SHE KEPT ASKING FOR DISPENSATION (UNTIL HER DOCTOR ...
5. - CHILDREN DIED AND SHE KNIT HER LIFE AWAY
	SPIRITS ABOUND
	THE PARSON’S DAUGHTER
	A HOST OF PHYSICAL COMPLAINTS
	LIFE (AND DEATH) ON THE WARD
	WOMEN, TRAUMA, AND PSYCHIATRY
6 . - LIKE A FLY IN A SPIDER WEB
	ORPHANED
	BECOMING A CAREGIVER
	INJURY AND ILLNES
	SECRET ROMANCE
	AN OCEANSIDE REFUGE
	INTREPID MOTORIST
	THE BODY IS TALKING
	WOUNDED HEALER
	DISCONTINUITY OF CARE
	THE UNRAVELING
	DECADES ON A LOCKED WARD
7. - HOW PEOPLE WERE TREATED AT WILLARD
	MEDICAL CARE
	ENTERTAINMENT AND RECREATION
	OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AND REHABILITATION
	MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENTS
	APPALLING CONDITIONS, CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
	HOW DID PEOPLE RESPOND TO HOSPITALIZATION?
8. - A PHOTOGRAPHIC TALENT: RISING ABOVE THE FRAY
	EPILEPSY BIOGRAPHS
9. - A FREQUENT VISITOR TO THE WHITE HOUSE
	BELONGINGS
	ARTISTRY
	EAST OR WEST
	D.C. BOUND
	DISPLACED PERSON
	DEMENTIA PRAECOX
	A SHOCKING TREATMENT
	A WHITE HOUSE CASE
	BILINGUAL CORRESPONDENCE
	HOSPITAL JAIL
	OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
	GOING HOME
	FAMILY CARE
	PERMANENT DISCHARGE
10. - MY BLOOD TEMPER . . . RESIGNED
11. - AN ITALIAN PRINCESS AND A FRENCH INTELLECTUAL: TWO WAYS OF FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM
	THE FRENCH INTELLECTUAL
	A MUSICAL LIFE
	BEHIND LOCKED DOORS
	THE END OF THE LINE
	THE ITALIAN PRINCES
	“WILL FIGHT FOR HER FREEDOM”
EPILOGUE: IS IT BETTER TODAY?
SOURCES CONSULTED
Acknowledgements
INDEX
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