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Beach (Charles A.) diary
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"The manuscript diary of events as experienced and recorded in chronological order by Charles Beach during his confinement in the asylum directed by Dr. Ludwig Meyer associated with the Landesirrenanstalt in Göttingen, Germany beginning in April 1874 until March 1875 and then in the national hospital for the insane of Cery in Lausanne, Switzerland from April 1875 until August 1877. He returned to America that year and entered Northampton Hospital for the Insane. An astonishing illustrated narrative of insanity written by a literate individual. Throughout, the record of events is recorded in a dispassionate manner that makes the briefly noted anguish and pain poignant and moving. A mind that had in fact lost its way in a mire of delusion and fantasy. It is all distinguished by the fact that this a not an attempt to clarify or offer an excuse. It is a record of experience and exceptional for its vivid descriptions of sex and sexual references."
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