If Asylum Walls Could Speak

If Asylum Walls Could Speak

Sandy embarked on her mental health nursing career in Parkside Hospital in 1964 as a naive seventeen-year-old child and stepped into another worlda world of entrenched culture, such as the deep division of the sexes and women incarcerated ...

Author: Sandy Bayley nee Williams

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781503506732

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Sandy embarked on her mental health nursing career in Parkside Hospital in 1964 as a naive seventeen-year-old child and stepped into another worlda world of entrenched culture, such as the deep division of the sexes and women incarcerated for infidelity and labelled morally insane, doomed to spend the rest of their lives in the asylum. Pencil baths, gang showers, and group bathing and how a young window cleaner saw more than he expected to and fled. The stately matron in her crisply starched whites and fearsome charge nurses who evoked terror among the junior staff. Sandy relates hilarious tales of bodies being transported in the dead of night to the hospital mortuary by some very unconventional means. The camaraderie and the close-knit community of the hospital made it a home to many but asylum to most. With 1,300 beds and the ridiculous ratio of fifty patients to one nurse on night duty, she still had time to knit between rounds. Sandy rolled up her sleeves and got on with the job, and fifty years later, she is still rolling with the punchesliterally.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Hours at Home

Hours at Home

knew that if its walls could speak , they the war with the Seminole Indians broke
would reveal an eventful history , perhaps out ... I French Emperor once sought
an asylum then asked him if he had found any papers under our free institutions .

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ISBN: NYPL:33433081686275

Category: Theology

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The Photographic News

The Photographic News

Dated 25th and if walls could speak they could tell us of many a October , 1884 .
protracted carouse which rarely finished while ... A device for manipulating a
photographic plate , conCromwell finds asylum . sisting of an approximately -
straight ...

Author: William Crookes

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ISBN: NYPL:33433060399122

Category: Photography

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Congressional Record

Congressional Record

In While on the Isthmus , Governor and " If these venerated walls could speak , "
he this connection , the following ... Governor Thatcher was old Insane asylum at
San Juan Place ) and hundreds of visiting Congressmen through chosen as vice
 ...

Author: United States. Congress

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ISBN: UCLA:31158003885703

Category: Law

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If the Walls Could Speak

If the Walls Could Speak

Sowińska, “Wspomnienia,” pp. 564, 568, 14257/2, Biblioteka Narodowa.
Stanisława Sowińska, last will and a letter requesting political asylum, 20
February 1991, Saint Gratien, p. 440, 14257/2, Biblioteka Narodowa. Sowińska, “
Wspomnienia ...

Author: Anna Müller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190499860

Category: History

Page: 344

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The specter of a prison punishment for even slight political offenses became an element of daily life in post-war Poland. In interwar Poland, imprisonment, especially for communists, had served as a rite of passage, endurance training, and a university teaching life skills. The post-war order brought a dramatic shift, as communists all over the region, often veterans of interwar prisons or war-time concentration camps, used incarceration sites as a way to mold the future. The prison system functioned as a tool to subjugate society and silence or destroy enemies- anti-communists as well as committed communists. Arrests, trials, and prison sentences directly and indirectly affected tens of thousands of people and instilled fear and insecurity in many more. Many of those imprisoned as enemies of the new post-war Communist authorities were women. Some were jailed for their alleged collaboration with the Nazi resistance during the war, some for post-war activities in various civil and quasi-military groups, still others on the basis of their relationships with those already imprisoned. For some, there was evidence of their anti-state activities, while for many others the accusations were contrived. In this work, Anna M�ller unearths the prison lives of these women through their autobiographical writings, interrogation protocols, cell spy reports, and original interviews with former political prisoners. Her interviewees narrated their own versions of what happened during their arrests, interrogations, and confinement. They also explored their emotions: surprise, confusion, fear, and anger. Although their imprisonments interrupted their lives, separated them from families, and caused much suffering, the women reflected on how they refashioned themselves during their interrogations; applied their senses to orient themselves in the prison space; and used their bodies to gain control over themselves and as a means to exercise pressure on the authorities. The creativity that they displayed individually and collectively in their cells helped them rebuild a semblance of normal life inside prison walls despite the abuses inflicted by interrogation officers and guards. By examining women's lives in the cells of Communist-era prisons, If the Walls Could Speak contributes to our understanding of coercion and resistance under totalitarian regimes.
Categories: History

British Medical Journal

British Medical Journal

The asylum medical officer had no chance , and mittees would not like to pay
more than a minimum wage if and under the present régime would ... were
objects fession , not for what little it did , but for what greater part it unattainable
within the four walls of the modern asylum . left undone . ... It speaks little for the
esprit de corps of the centive to work owing to the insecurity of the asylum service
, medical ...

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ISBN: MSU:31293018140024

Category: Medicine

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The Telegraphist Ed by W Lynd

The Telegraphist  Ed  by W  Lynd

We are frequently told, if walls could but speak how marvellous would be their
utterances. ... tracks” for the nearest lunatic asylum ; and it is just possible pretty
Miss Violet would gasp hysterically, and ask herself wonderingly, “How could I
have ...

Author: William Lynd

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ISBN: OXFORD:590967574

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The Freemasons Magazine and Masonic Mirror

The Freemasons  Magazine and Masonic Mirror

We are informed by the secretary of the Royal Albert Asylum for Idiots and
Imbeciles, Lancaster, that any lodge ... If those walls could speak they would tell
them that great and knotty points had at times been raised in that Grand Lodge.

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ISBN: OXFORD:555032815

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The Medical Times

The Medical Times

... mysterious it may be , , living hell , whose walls , if they could speak , would
can only solve the mystery of material life . ... otherwise inThe hospital , the
asylum , the dispensary , the explicable , and its existence is scientifically
achome for the ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015074431670

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The Argosy

The Argosy

ARGOSY So the first Sunday I was seen at our parish church after our trouble
was when we all went together in Dr. Romaine's carriage to have the ... then in
the asylum , being cautioned not to speak of anything which could excite her , my
own uneasiness grew more and more . I scarcely knew whether to wish her to
come back to the trouble and grief which lay waiting for her beyond the asylum
walls .

Author: Charles William Wood

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ISBN: UIUC:30112045956254

Category: English fiction

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Edinburgh Medical Journal

Edinburgh Medical Journal

In a large asylum for idiots there is always a great variety of nervous disorders ,
defective sensibility , dulness of ... or dashing her head against the walls or floor ,
so that , if left alone for a minute or two , her face and hands would be hurt and
bruised . ... He was imbecile , but could speak and answer simple questions ; he
was restless , noisy , and aggressive , and could not be kept in order in the
school .

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ISBN: UOM:39015076967986

Category: Medicine

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The New Monthly Magazine

The New Monthly Magazine

... as if the walls had had ears , and , sinking his voice to a whisper , he replied : “
We have been directed not to speak of ... and could speak with confidence of the
excellent arrangements in all parts of the asylum , and the kind treatment of the ...

Author:

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ISBN: UCAL:B3011365

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New Monthly Magazine

New Monthly Magazine

... as if the walls had had ears , and , sinking his voice to a whisper , he replied : “
We have been directed not to speak of ... and could speak with confidence of the
excellent arrangements in all parts of the asylum , and the kind treatment of the ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433081644647

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Debates

Debates

The poor within those walls were cared their earnings . ... It was on his motion
that the The poor remained much where they were pauper garb had been
abolished from the notwithstanding all the efforts that had been Destitute Asylum .
... He did not think it right that when subjects of special efforts being made on their
a man went out into the street the people ... at the Universities , bury , or
somewhere in the country , not too far and could speak perhaps more languages
from town .

Author: South Australia. Parliament. House of Assembly

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105028015571

Category: South Australia

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The Lancet

The Lancet

Things would , I assure part of the Committee , and it did not take place without
an you , be nothiog of the kind ; and I have no desire to ... Speak the lowest state
of physical deterioration , an average of 35 wet ing for the male department , for
wbich alone I am responsible ... A well organized asylum ought to make up from I
am partly in charge I shall mount the walls , even if I stand the raw material all the
 ...

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ISBN: IOWA:31858021445972

Category: Medicine

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The Journal of Mental Science

The Journal of Mental Science

I do not know whether your experience will agree with mine when I say that I
have met many non - criminal delusional cases whose ... as a matter of
environment , a matter of the length of time that elapses before safety is sought
within the walls of the asylum . ... could speak they would tell us that they should
have sent their murderer to an asylum months or even years before the crime
was committed .

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ISBN: UCAL:B3368872

Category: Electronic journals

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Vol. 77- includes Yearbook of the Association, 1931-
Categories: Electronic journals

Lucia Dare

Lucia Dare

I asked if I could speak to any of the “ It is evident , " said Dagobert . ... o ' elock at
his asylum , which is next door to the “ But this medal , " said Dagobert , “ is
exactly convent . ... from Siberia , only that looked all about me , and saw , that the
walls were those children might be to - morrow in the Rue covered with
wainscoting .

Author: Sarah Anne Dorsey

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89098022304

Category: United States

Page: 138

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The International Record of Charities and Correction

The International Record of Charities and Correction

He shouted until he could speak no more , and ended by moaning pitifully , with
great burning tears rolling down his cheeks . ... eighty patients , but as the
surrounding districts had no similar institution , there were at present thrce
hundred packed within its walls . ... In winter , when the patients could not go into
the garden , and when the barred windows were hermetically closed , the air in
the asylum was ...

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ISBN: IOWA:31858045809534

Category: Charities

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Allan Dare and Robert Le Diable

Allan Dare and Robert Le Diable

We removed these wires , and , in the course of a month , the boy could
pronounce several words , and his intercourse with persons who could speak
gradually produced the result you ... He asked , however , to see the
superintendent of the asylum . ... When the boy got into the carriage he perched
himself on James Gale's knee , and talked away in his imperfect fashion ... Within
its walls I passed the happiest hours of my life , devoting myself to a sweet child
whose presence was like ...

Author: David Dixon Porter

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ISBN: OSU:32435002323814

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Hours at Home a Popular Monthly of Instruction and Recreation

Hours at Home  a Popular Monthly of Instruction and Recreation

knew that if its walls could speak , they the war with the Seminole Indians broke
would reveal an eventful history , perhaps out ... I French Emperor once sought
an asylum then asked him if he had found any papers under our free institutions .

Author: James Manning Sherwood

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:74724282

Category: Periodicals

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