Gracefully Insane

The Rise and Fall of America's Premier Mental Hospital

By Alex Beam
PublicAffairs, Paperback, 9781586481612, 273pp.

Publication Date: January 2003

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Description

An entertaining and poignant social history of McLean Hospital--temporary home to many of the troubled geniuses of our age--and of the evolution of the treatment of mental illness from the early 19th century to today




About the Author
Alex Beam is a columnist for the Boston Globe. Before joining the Globe as a business reporter in 1986, he worked for "Newsweek" and "BusinessWeek". He is the author of "Gracefully Insane", "The Americans Are Coming!", and "A Great Idea at the Time". Alex lives in Boston.
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