On the Writing of the Insane


On the Writing of the Insane, $11.99
By George Mackenzie Bacon 
July 12, 2021

ISBN-13: 9781735320168
64 pages

This book was originally published in 1870. At the time, George Mackenzie Bacon was a medical superintendent at Cambridgeshire County Asylum (now Fulbourn Hospital) near Cambridge, England. The slim volume offers Bacon’s observations on the idiosyncrasies of his patients’ handwriting.

Following On the Writing of the Insane—and exclusive to this Curious Publications edition—is Bacon’s annual Report of the Medical Supervisor from 1880, featuring tales of trepanation, hydrocephaly, and more.