Derby County.—Dr. Legge notes a curious point in lunacy regulation: Seclusion was employed in the case of one female patient for two hours. According to a recent definition by the Lunacy Commissioners, seclusion consists in the solitary confinement of a patient before 7 p.m. Owing to a failure of gas in November it became necessary to put a large number of the more dangerous patients to bed at six o'clock. Sixty of them were in consequence technically in “seclusion” for an hour on that occasion.
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