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Lunacy and the Law

  • T. Outterson Wood (a1)

It augurs well for the success of the action taken by the Conjoint Committee of the British Medical Association and this Association with regard to the amendment of the Lunacy Law, to enable cases of recent (incipient) insanity to be legally treated in private care, without being certified as lunatics, that the Lord Chancellor inserted into his proposed Lunacy Bill a clause to meet our requirements, in the very terms I advocated at the annual meeting of the British Medical Association in 1896.

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(1) Read before a general meeting of the Medico-Psychological Association held at the County Asylum, Derby, February 12th, 1903.

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