Money, Marriage, and Madness

The Life of Anna Ott

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A female physician battling oppression and the law in the nineteenth-century Midwest

Anna Ott died in the Wisconsin State Hospital for the Insane in 1893. She had enjoyed status and financial success...

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"The book brilliantly renders the complex life of Dr. Anna Ott. Nielsen brings impassioned analysis to the ways that ableism, patriarchy, violence, and money shaped the life of one reputedly mad...

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