H. S. (No. 809) was admitted to this asylum 26th February, 1876. The statement contained the following particulars:—æt 77 years. Widow. Poor. A nurse. First attack, and had lasted for ten weeks before her admission. Cause, unknown. Not subject to epilepsy nor suicidal. Said to have been violent, and used threats, but not considered dangerous to others. Medical certificate:—Refuses to speak; makes vague and unmeaning motions with her hands; has a vicious expression, and appears to watch an opportunity for doing violence. Her sister states that she is at times very violent, requiring constant watching and occasional restraint, as she bites those about her, and has threatened to cut her sister's throat. Mrs. G——, with whom she has resided for three years, states that for some weeks past she has been dangerous to others.
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