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On the Family Care of the Insane in Scotland

  • Friedrich Jolly (a1)

The treatment of the insane in families, and the system pursued at Gheel, are generally regarded as identical. The experiment which has been going on for centuries in the little Belgian town appears to satisfy all the requirements of a crucial experiment; and it is supposed that it furnishes in its results a demonstration of the worth or worthlessness of the family system of treatment. Friends and foes have long been accustomed to investigate the matter at Gheel, and to found their respective verdicts on the system which they may have observed there.

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It seldom happens that any portion of our lunacy administration is discussed in detail by foreign writers. As such discussions when they do take place ought to be specially valuable to the readers of this Journal, it has been thought a translation in full of this interesting paper would prove acceptable, The original appeared in the Archiv. für Psychiatric, V Bd., 1 Heft, 1874.—Tr.

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On the Family Care of the Insane in Scotland

  • Friedrich Jolly (a1)
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