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She Sleeps Well: The Extraordinary Life and Murder of Dr. Helene Elise Hermine Knabe

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She Sleeps WellLife and Murder of Dr. Knabe

On October 24, 1911 Augusta Knabe had a dream. In it she saw a big black snake winding its way between her and her cousin, Dr. Helene Elise Hermine Knabe. The snake, with its sharp, spiky fangs, leered at the two women, almost begging them to make a move. They were frozen with fright, clinging to each other. It was ready to strike, and it was only a matter of time before it had its way.

Augusta awoke with a start, drenched in sweat. Her eyes darted around the darkness and as her mind came out of the dream, Augusta heard familiar sounds- the ticking of her clock, a horse clopping down the street, the creaks of her stepfather’s house on Bates Street. Augusta was sure she was just feeling guilty. She’d decided not to have tea with Helene yesterday after shopping. It was just that the streetcars got so crowded around that time…

Slowly, Augusta returned to a fitful sleep.

When she awoke in the morning, Augusta made her way to school No. 33, Whittier School to teach German for the day. Shortly after she arrived at school, Katherine McPherson, Dr. Knabe’s assistant, phoned her, “Something terrible happened to Dr. Knabe.”

Augusta arrived at Dr. Knabe’s apartment within half an hour. She noticed the blinds in Dr. Knabe’s laboratory and bedroom were up and lights were burning. Katherine met Augusta in Dr. Knabe’s office.

Dr. Knabe was dead.

List Price: $24.99
Black & White on White paper
336 pages, Incorporated
ISBN-13: 978-0977413058
ISBN-10: 0977413055
BISAC: History / Women
7.44" x 9.69"(18.9 x 24.61 cm)
With many historic pictures
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Fractured Intentions - A History of Central State Hospital of the Insane

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A History of Central State Hospital of the InsaneThey came from everyday life.

They came from everyday life. Their illnesses knew no socioeconomic boundaries. Turning to doctors for help, families hoped for the best. Locking people in cabins, smokehouses and outdoor pens was not the answer. Leaving them in county homes was no solution. The State of Indiana and doctors agreed on the need for hospitals to help the ill and to help understand the causes and disease.

To understand the history of Central State Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, Nicole Kobrowski began the story on the practices of European and Colonial roots. These theories and methods, including the way a hospital should be built and operated, influenced Central State Hospital and mental health in Indiana. Kobrowski gives readers a comprehensive historical view of Indiana’s first psychiatric facility:

* Causes of insanity
* Operations and staffing
* Architecture and buildings
* Legislative acts
* Burials and cemeteries
And more!

List Price: $44.99
8.5 x 11 - 222 pages
Full color on white paper
Contains many color and black & white pictures and graphics
Unseenpress com Incorporated
ISBN-13: 978-0977413063
ISBN-10: 0977413063
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