Nellie Bly of The New York World

Negative commentary on Nellie Bly's stint in the Asylum for Women on Blackwell's Island.

Media History

The reporting was intended for these media types: Newspaper, Book

Follow-Up: "New York" - RCS - Philadelphia Medical Times

Incrustation of Tube in Intubation; Insane Asylum Management; Society Notes


". . .The fact that she pretended insanity would have been sufficient reason for keeping her for a time under observation. But there is a popular impression that once declared insane, always insane; and once played in an asylum, always to remain in an asylum. . ."