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Abstract of a paper on the Necessity for Isolating the Phthisical Insane

  • Eric France (a1)

I have no intention of tracing the history of tuberculosis in asylums through the official obscurity of the past fifty years. This point has already received careful investigation at the hands of Dr. Crookshank in the admirable essay he has recently published; nor are we here concerned with any comparison between the mortality from tubercle among asylum inmates and the mortality from tubercle among the general population, inasmuch as deductions drawn therefrom are liable, among other errors, to those fallacies which occur when two communities whose environment and susceptibility differ are compared as regards the mortality of any particular disease.

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(1) Journ. Meni. Sci., October, 1899.—

(2) City of Manchester M.O.H.'s Annual Report for 1898.—

(3) City of Sheffield, Special Report by M.O.H. on the Prevalence of Tuberculosis, 1899.—

(4) Journ. Meni. Sci., October, 1897.—

(5) Brit. Med. Journ., September 23rd, 1893.—

(6) Deut. med. Woch., April, 1897.—

(7) Brit. Med. Journ., 1898, vol. ii, p. 77.—

(8) Ibid., 1898, vol. ii, p. 495.—

(9) Trans. Assoc. American Physicians, 1897.—

(10) Boston Med. and Surg. Journ., 1897.—

(11) American Journ. Insanity, January, 1899.—

(12) Brit. Med. Journ., 1898, vol. i, p. 357.—

(13) Ibid., 1899, vol. i, p. 1348.—

(14) Ibid., 1899, vol. ii, p. 1153.—

(15) “The Prevention of Phthisis in the Insane,” Archives of Neurology, from the Pathological Laboratory of the London County Asylums, 1899.—

(16) Vide paper by Dr. A. Ransome on the “Open-air Treatment of Consumption,” Brit. Med. Journ., 1898, vol. ii, p. 69.

* These figures do not include io doubtful cases.

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Abstract of a paper on the Necessity for Isolating the Phthisical Insane

  • Eric France (a1)
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