Life in Delaware County, Orange Township

Local Author To Look Back On Mental Health Treatment Over A Century Ago

4 Apr , 2019  

On Tuesday, April 9, the Orange Branch of the Delaware County District Library will be hosting a local author who has conducted research into the history of mental illness and treatment.

Author Mindy McGinnis will be sharing research behind her Edgar Award-winning Gothic historical thriller, “A Madness So Discreet.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about how doctors treated brain injuries in the 1890s and also the different aspects of care for the mentally ill during the Victorian era – for better or worse.

Also included is a brief history of the Athens Lunatic Asylum, the setting for the novel (pictured above).

The talk will begin at 7 PM. The Orange Branch Library is located at 7171 Gooding Boulevard.

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