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To Expose the Truth of Mental Hospitals, Nellie Bly Feigned Insanity to Study One

Big Think is partnering with 92Y to bring you a video series on female genius as part of its 7 Days of Genius Festival.

Published on Mar 9, 2016

Nellie Bly’s achievements are truly outsized: she spoke out for women’s rights, feigned insanity to expose the truth of mental health treatment, and travelled around the world in less than 80 days.

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