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American Problems in Psychiatry, Illustrated by a Study of Cook County Insanity Statistics

  • Jas. G. Kiernan (a1)

The problems which present themselves to any community in regard to insanity at the present day, are much more complex than that presented to primeval society—which was simply self-protection. Primeval society canonized or exterminated the insane as they were given to ecstatic visions or violence. Even in Anglo-Saxon lands at the present day, while one portion of the community starves and freezes the insane and calls out for their blood, another portion makes them its religious leaders.

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1 “Ill., Mass., New York, Ohio, and Pa. States Board of Charities' Reports,” 1868-1886; “Anchorage (Ky.) Lunatic Asylum Investigation Report;” “New York Legislative Documents,” 1882-84.
2 Spitzka Compare, “Race and Insanity,” “Jour. of Ment. and Nervous Disease,” 1880; and Kiernan , “Alienist and Neurologist,” 1886; “Journ. of Ment. and Nervous Disease,” 1886; “Neurological Review,” 1886.
3 “Klin. Ahbandl. über die Psych. Krankh.,” 1874. The term was first used in this connection in English by Spitzka (“Jour. of Ment. and Nerv. Dis.,” 1878, p. 532).
4 Spitzka , “New York Medl. Gazette,” May 15th, 1880.
5 “History of England,” “Remarks on Grandral.”
6 Godding , “Two Hard Cases.”
7 “Chicago Med. Review,” Vol. 4.
8 “Jour. of Ment. and Nerv. Dis.,” 1883.
9 “Jour. of Ment. and Nerv. Disease,” 1886.
10 “Boston Med. and Surg. Jour.,” Vol. 2., 1880.
11 “Alienist and Neurologist,” 1883.
12 “Amer. Jour. of Nerv. and Psych.,” 1883.
13 See also “Forensic Aspects of Folie à Deux,” “Alienist and Neurologist,” 1883.
14 “Mental Diseases.”
15 “L'uomo Deliquente.”
16 “Letter to the Emigrant Princes.”
17 “Burke's Letters to his Son.”
18 “The Parisians.”
19 “Suetonius.”
20 “Macaulay, “Hist. England; “Green, “Hist. English People; “Jacoby, “Studies in Selection;” Ireland, “Blot on the Brain.”
21 “Saints' Rest.”
22 “Lothair.”
23 “Neurological Review,” Vol. 1., No. 1.
24 Carlyle describes France during the Revolution as having the same attraction for paranoiacs as the U.S. have permanently (“French Revolution”).
25 “Chicago Med. Journal and Examiner,” April, 1886.
26 Ibid., Nov., 1885.
27 Spitzka E. C. Dr., “Cooper Union Address,” Dec., 1879.
28 Macaulay , “Political Georgics,” 1828:
“ …. And boodle's patriot band, Fresh from the leanness of a plundered land.”
29 “Boston Med. and Surg. Journ.,” 1875.
30 “Chicago Daily Times,” Dec., 1875.
31 “Chicago Med. Jour, and Ex.,” Nov., 1885.
32 Ibid.
33 “Report Ill. State Board of Charities,” Jan. 28th, 1866, p. 616.
Dailies Chicago, Oct. to Dec, 1884; “Chicago Daily Times,” Oct. 25th, 1884; “News,” Nov. 16th, 1884; “Tribune,” Nov. 29th, 1884.
35 “Alienist and Neurologist,” Jan., 1887.
36 “Chicago Staats Zeitung,” 1881; “Daily Times,” 1882-3.
37 “Neurological Review,” Vol. 1.
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American Problems in Psychiatry, Illustrated by a Study of Cook County Insanity Statistics

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