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Ages and Death-rates of Lunatics in the District where “Accumulation” of Lunatics is most Advanced

  • T.Algernon Chapman
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The statistics herewith presented as to an item or two of lunacy in Herefordshire have various interesting aspects. Perhaps the one that makes them of most value as elucidating an important side of lunacy statistics generally, and as bearing on the question of an increasing prevalence of lunacy, arises from their being those of the district that possesses the largest percentage of insane persons in England, and probably, therefore, in the world, and from their showing that the persons forming this larger percentage differ in some material respects from the lunacy of the country at large. In other words, the additional persons making the number larger are not more of the same sort, but are of a different class.

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Ages and Death-rates of Lunatics in the District where “Accumulation” of Lunatics is most Advanced

  • T.Algernon Chapman
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