Alma Wynelle Deese
Asylums were first, established to care for the unfortunates of society. It was only later they acquired a negative image. In Kentucky's First Asylum, author Alma Wynelle Deese explores this issue by dissecting the inner workings of the Eastern Kentucky Asylum, Kentucky's First Asylum and the second state-supported asylum to be, established in the United States. She describes the people, who were involved in the creation and maintenance of a medical...