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The Lewisham Workhouse Inquiry

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It seems as if the troubles produced by certifying were taking a new line, and parish officers, who hitherto have not been troubled much in exercising their medical discretion as to persons of unsound mind, are going to have their turn of worry. The medical officers of workhouses have no interest in signing certificates for the removal of the insane to asylums, and their masters, the Guardians, can hardly be looked upon as interested either, but this notwithstanding, the parish of Lewisham will have cause to remember the danger of sending persons supposed to be of unsound mind to the County Asylum.

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