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Mechanical Restraint in American Asylums


In our last number we noticed a book entitled “Behind the Bars,” which professed to give an account, from personal experience, of the internal administration of American Asylums. One statement distinctly made in that book was that mechanical restraint was often applied by attendants at their own will and pleasure, and that they habitually threatened patients with the imposition of it. In reference to this statement, we have received a letter from our distinguished honorary member, Dr. Isaac Ray, in which he says:—

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The British Journal of Psychiatry
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