Among the Reports that were published too late for notice in the last number of the Journal, that of the Argyle and Bute Asylum deserves notice for the views expressed by Dr. Rutherford in regard to farm work and its effect on the patients. The Asylum is well situated for the success of the experiment of having a very large farm attached to it, and of letting the patients work or wander about over it. There were 196 patients in the end of 1872, and the farm extends to about 400 acres, the greater part of which is rented by the Institution, and which is, therefore, in the position of an ordinary tenant farmer. Dr. Rutherford says:—
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