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Brief Note of Cases Illustrating the Importance of Investigating the Patient's Environment in Testing his Sanity

  • Samuel Wilks
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The last number of the Journal contains a valuable paper by Dr. Mercier on the Data of Alienism, in which the writer insists upon the importance of investigating the patient's environments before pronouncing upon his state of mind. This self-evident proposition is, I am confident, often overlooked by those who have not made mental disease their study, although I cannot call to mind more than one case where a certificate of insanity was given, entirely founded on a basis which was true enough as regards the majority of mankind, but false as applied to that particular instance. I have unfortunately no notes by me of cases, which by their detail only, could afford a warranty for my statement, but my memory furnishes me with some few examples which bear upon it.

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Brief Note of Cases Illustrating the Importance of Investigating the Patient's Environment in Testing his Sanity

  • Samuel Wilks
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