Reaction: "Playing Madwoman"- Unsigned - New York Sun

Nellie Bly Too Sharp for Island Doctors; Nine Days in Calico; The Sun Finishes Up Its Story of the 'Pretty Crazy Girl'

"She has been doing newspaper work in New York for several months and is the metropolitan correspondent of a Pittsburgh newspaper. Her mother is the widow of a Pittsburgh lawyer. She is intelligent, capable and self-reliant, and, except for the matter of changing her name to Nellie Bly, has gone about the business of maintaining herself in journalism in a practical, business-like way."

Description:The New York Sun attempts to steal a march on the New York World's scoop after Nellie Bly's ten-days in the women's lunatic asylum on Blackwell's Island.

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