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John Fraser, M.B., C.M., F.R.C.P., F.R.S.Edin.

  • W. C. McIntosh

In the department of mental diseases some men have won distinction by their writings, such as Pinel, Esquirol, Guislain and Morel on the Continent, or like Laycock, W. A. F. Browne, Winslow, Maudsley, Bucknill, Skae and Clouston in our own country, but the subject of this obituary gained the respect and esteem of his medical brethren and the public by his unfailing courtesy, his resolute devotion to duty, his kindly disposition toward the officials of mental hospitals and his generous personal interest and sympathy with the patients, whose welfare he ever strove to ameliorate. Moreover these were qualities which found ample scope throughout the length and breadth of Scotland in his long official connection with the General Board of Lunacy as Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner.

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(1) Journ. Ment. Sci., October, 1861.
(2) Scotsman and Lancet, February 14, 1925.
(3) Journ. Ment. Sci., April, 1912.
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John Fraser, M.B., C.M., F.R.C.P., F.R.S.Edin.

  • W. C. McIntosh
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