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  • René Semelaigne
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Two Bills presented to the Chambre des Députés, recognising insanity as a ground for divorce, have not yet been debated. According to the motion of M. Maurice Violette, detention in an asylum during three consecutive years is necessary, and the applicant must submit, with an interval of one year, three requests for the nomination of two physicians for the purpose of examining the patient and attesting incurability. The writ has to quote the three reports, and divorce cannot be granted unless the signers unanimously certify that such insane person no longer presents any prospect of recovery. The Bill of M. Maurice Colin requires also as an indispensable condition a detention of three consecutive years in an asylum and a certificate of incurability; but even subsequently to the divorce, the successful applicant remains responsible for the maintenance of the lunatic. M. Maurice Colin gives as a characteristic mark of incurable insanity the disappearance, without any possible return, of intellectual and moral personality. But he repels the plea for divorce when this condition is a consequence of senility.

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The British Journal of Psychiatry
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