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1. French Retrospect

  • T. W. McDowall (a1) and Baume (a2)

An abstract of an abstract is rarely interesting, especially when it refers to a debate; but the following paragraphs from Dr. Baume's paper will give some idea of the more important points aimed at in the new Act. As in England, so in France, there does not appear to be a real necessity for lunacy legislation; but the Government has yielded to active and noisy agitation. The more closely the old law of 1838 has been examined, the more clearly its good qualities have become evident, and the difficulties of effecting a real improvement more obvious.

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The British Journal of Psychiatry
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  • EISSN: 2514-9946
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1. French Retrospect

  • T. W. McDowall (a1) and Baume (a2)
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