The cornets: or the hypocrisy of the Sisters of Charity unveiled. Mrs. Juliet Workman.
The cornets: or the hypocrisy of the Sisters of Charity unveiled

The cornets: or the hypocrisy of the Sisters of Charity unveiled

Baltimore: John W. Woods, printer, 1877. First edition, 8vo, pp. vi, 95, [1]; original blind-stamped olive-green cloth; gilt lettering on cover; spine extremities scuffed; corners bumped; textblock shaken, p. 61 torn (but no loss); some staining throughout; otherwise a good copy. Contemporary inscription on front free endpaper: "Ella V. Allnutt, Dawsonville, Maryland, from Cousin Ruth Brune." According to the preface, this work seeks to expose "the policy of the Roman Catholic Church towards her apostates, and the kind of treatment bestowed on the patients at Mount Hope Retreat." Workman objected to the institution's practice of forcibly committing individuals under the pretense of insanity and subjecting them to inhumane treatment. Workman herself was committed against her will after defecting from the Roman Catholic Church, so the events of her report are autobiographical. According to statements delivered in the appendix, her advocacy did influence members of the press to issue statements condemming the country's state of mental health care. Item #57647

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