Investigation of a Madhouse

Nellie Bly was a pioneer in investigative journalism. She would go undercover to highlight social injustices, such as working conditions in a woman's sweatshop. What made her famous was her undercover admission into one of New York City's notorious mental health asylum. It is unnerving how easy it was to do!

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Nellie was a world traveler!

The "charity" hospital on Blackwell Island that is now known as Roosevelt Island.

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