Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Snake Pit, by Mary Jane Ward

Our book trailer below features The Snake Pit, by Indiana-born author Mary Jane Ward. Although the book was published in 1946, it is a bluntly truthful and personal narrative exposing the darker practices in mental health care during the middle 20th century. Many of the physical restraints and practices have been replaced by chemical counterparts, but the ultimate effects may be essentially the same.

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