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Irish Pauper Lunatics


The absence of a law of settlement in Ireland is beginning to be acutely felt in connection with the chargeability of lunatics. The insane who are sent to public asylums in Ireland are not paupers in the same sense as in England, for they do not necessarily come first within the purview of the Poor Law. A considerable number of broken-down people of Irish birth, however, who become insane in England and Scotland are deported by the Poor Law Authorities in the latter countries to Ireland, and are then transferred to District Asylums.

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The British Journal of Psychiatry
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