The 1874 Diary of Providence Reform School Inmate No. 2067: Dr. William Lincoln Bates of Jamestown, RI.

by Sue Maden and Rosemary Enright

This biography of Dr. William Lincoln Bates, the founder of Dr. Bates’ Sanitarium that existed on Conanicus Avenue from 1900 to 1944, centers on the diary the future doctor kept while an inmate in the Providence Reform School. A review in Newport This Week described the book as “a compendium of the convergence of Rhode Island’s penal, health, and social systems, explained through the life of Bates.”

KDP Amazon, 2019