Her Story as Told from Day to Day by the City Newspapers; From the Sun, Sunday, Sept 25, WHO IS THIS INSANE GIRL? She Is Pretty, Well Dressed and Speaks Spanish; She Wandered Into Matron Stenard's Home for Women and Asked for a Pistol to Protect Herself; Is Her Name Marina?
The New York World reprints an article from the Sept. 25, 1887 New York Sun as well as reporting from the city's other papers about about the mysterious Nellie Brown, who ends up getting transported to Blackwell's Island. Of course, it was the World's Nellie Bly, attempting just that.
She Tells a Little About Herself, but is a Mystery Yet
More coverage by the World's competitors of the mysterious insane girl.
No One Claims the Pretty Crazy Girl at Bellevue
More follow-up from the World's competitors on the mysterious insane girl.
Nellie Bly Contradicts a Recent Article in The Sun; She Gives Many Additional Facts About Her Remarkable Sojourn on Blackwell's Island; More Praise for Dr. Ingram; He Is the Right Man in the Right Place; The Other Doctors Heartless and Careless
Nellie Bly
When Kevin Heldman went undercover at Woodhull’s psychiatric unit, he wanted to experience how low-income people were treated. In 179 hours as a mental patient, he found little care and even less comfort.
Kevin Heldman
From the City Limits blurb: "When Kevin Heldman went undercover at Woodhull's psychiatric unit, he wanted to experience how low-income people were treated." (All names and some identifying characteristics of patients were changed for publication. Heldman explains that "none of the officials or experts interviewed or quoted in the article were aware that I had been in a psychiatric ward as a reporter."
Nellie Bly
Bly gives the back story of her madhouse expose.
Nat Caldwell
The first in Caldwell's six-part expose with follow-up of his investigation of Nashville's privately owned nursing homes.
Frank Sutherland
supplementary article to Sutherland's series on Central State Psychiatric Hospital, reporting on an investigation launched as a result of the story.
William Crawford Jr.
Tribune Task Force member William Crawford reports that one particular patient at Northeast Community Hospital, an alcoholic, was encouraged by his doctor to visit the hospital when he wasn't feeling well, resulting in six visits to the hospital in six months.
Gets welfare cash
Task Force Report
From the editor's note: "A diffuse network of flophouse operators, ambulance companies and a "patient recruiter" help keep the beds filled with public aid patients at Northeast Community Hospital, the city's largest private alcoholic treatment center. In this, the third of a series, Tribune Task Force Director Pamela Zekman and reporters Jay Branegan, William Crawford and William Gaines take a look at the patient recruiting system."
Lives are held in grimy hands
William Gaines
Tribune Task Force reporter William Gaines, who worked as a janitor at von Solbrig Hospital, reports that he is regularly asked by doctors and nurses to help watch or move patients in sterile environments.
Task Force Report
From the editor's note: "Chicago's only for-profit general hospital, von Solbrig Memorial, is one doctor's personal fiefdom where financial shortcuts go hand in hand with unsafe and unsound medical practices. Filth, dangerous understaffing and violations of city and state regulations uncovered there are detailed in this, the first of a series, by Task Force Director Pamela Zekman, and reporters Jay Branegan, William Crawford and William Gaines."
The Abortion Lottery: Women take chances with 'tryout' doctors
Pamela Zekman
Pamela Warrick
This third article in the Sun-Times' "Abortion Profiteers" series, reveals that some of Chicago's most popular abortion clinics are staffed by unlicensed or under-qualified doctors.
Making a Killing in Michigan Av. clinics
Pamela Zekman
Pamela Warrick
This first article in "The Abortion Profiteers" series, outlines the scope and method of the investigation into four Chicago-based abortion clinics by the Sun-Times and the Better Government Association.
Water Perils Inmates at Kankakee
Frank Smith
In this ninth, and second to last, installment of the Times' "Seven Days in a Madhouse" series, Frank Smith details the hospital's unsanitary water supply and begins to hope for his timely discharge.
Frightened Youngsters Put In With Depraved
Michael Mok
In the ninth and final installment of his "I Was a Mental Patient" series, Mok summarizes what he believes to be the most glaring problems with Kings County psychiatric division, primarily the lack of segregation among its patients.
Ward Miseries Are Worse for Women
Michael Mok
In the eighth, and second to last, installment of his "I Was a Mental Patient" series, Mok relays the experience of a middle-aged woman who was committed to Kings County psychiatric ward for 12 days.
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