In 1887, Nellie Bly was asked to pass a week at an insane asylum. She said she would and she could and she did.
Nellie Bly. Ten Days in a Mad-House. New York: Ian L. Munroe, 1887.
Mental Institutions, Part II: Dr. Rosenhan's Experiment
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)