Murders at Montville - Epilogue
From: “Mental Illness in the 19th Century” by Carrie Hughes.
The history of the treatment of the mentally ill in the United States is a checkered one. The first colonists blamed mental illness on witchcraft and demonic possession and the mentally ill were often imprisoned, sent to alms houses or remained untreated at home.
Until the 19th century, people w…
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