The dinner held after the quarterly meeting was well attended, and a very happy evening was passed. Colonel Gascoyne's speech was duly appreciated after the visit to the County Asylum. He said that the Committee had great confidence in Dr. Legge, who had done so much to bring the old institution up to date; but their unhappy experience was that the County Council were always backward in granting large sums of money. Still, they had to consider that they were providing for a small town—a town which brought nothing back to the ratepayers in hard cash. No doubt that is the average unenlightened view of the County Councillor who does not serve on the Asylum Committee, but our recollection of Mickleover is that much money has been judiciously spent, and that, irrespective of humanitarian considerations, there is a recovery rate which shows that many patients are annually restored to usefulness and thereby rendered self-supporting.
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