The Long Way Home


Reasons For Admission
August 26, 2011, 6:27 AM
Filed under: Art Gallery, West Virginia | Tags: ,

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Reasons for Admission, 1864 to 1889 (from the TALA archives): Bad habits and political excitement. Desertion by husband. Brain fever. Business nerves. Fall from horse. Deranged masturbation. Imaginary female trouble. Jealousy and religion. Immoral life. Opium habit. Over action of the mind. Bite of rattle snake. Asthma. The war. Uterine derangement. Rumor of husband murder. Medicine to prevent conception. Vicious vices in early life. Sunstroke. Fighting fire. Novel reading. False confinement. Greediness. Gathering in the head. Laziness. Loss of arm. Liver and social disease. Milk fever. Bad whiskey. Women. Disappointment of nerves. Grief.

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6 Comments so far
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At the present, I’m suffering from six of these reasons…

Comment by thevintagetraveler

ha!

Comment by Lisa

wow, what an amazing list of “reasons”. political excitement is my favorite.

Comment by motherblue212

This is just a select few. “Novel reading” leaves me with loads of questions!
And what is ‘milk fever’ anyhow?

Comment by Lisa

I should’ve been locked up a long, long time ago…beautiful photos!!!

Comment by Becky

thanks, becky!

Comment by Lisa




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