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4. Etiology of Insanity: The Geographical Distribution of Insanity in the United States. (Journ. of Nerv. and Ment. Dis., May, 1903.) White, W. A.

  • A. W. Wilcox
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When invited by the National Geographical Society to address them on this subject, the author states that he had vague notions of the possibility of formulating laws that would express the relationship between insanity and latitude and longitude, temperature, precipitation, etc., after a diligent study of statistics. Confronted at the outset by the fact that the proportion of insanity varies greatly in different regions of the United States, what more natural, he asks, than that any scientific man not especially acquainted with the statistical study of sociological phenomena should ascribe such variations directly to the difference in man's physical environment in these localities?

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4. Etiology of Insanity: The Geographical Distribution of Insanity in the United States. (Journ. of Nerv. and Ment. Dis., May, 1903.) White, W. A.

  • A. W. Wilcox
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