Behind Asylum Bars Reaction: "Nellie Bly Led the Way" - Unsigned - New York World

Behind Asylum Bars Reaction: "Nellie Bly Led the Way" - Unsigned - New York World

The Grand Jury Reports on Abuses at Blackwell's Island Asylum; Its Eyes Opened by THE WORLD's Account of the Horrors of the Place - Condemning the Junior Physicians and the Nurses as Incompetent - Recommending the Employment of Female Doctors

by: Unsigned | publication date: November 3, 1887 | Publication: New York World | pages: 12:1

"... From their investigation, the body came to the conclusion that the appropriation made to the Department of Charities and Correction for the present year is insufficient to permit the payment of salaries necessary to secure the services of trained nurses and comptent junior physicians and that these branches of the service are consequentially not as efficient as they should be; that the present medical staff is inadequate to meet the requirements of over 1,600 insane patients confined to the institution, and that the nurses examined are not qualified for the proper discharge of the important duties intrusted to them . . . "

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