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The Pathological Study of Insanity


At a meeting of the committee of management of the Down District Asylum, held in the board room of the institution on Saturday, Dr. M. J. Nolan, Resident Medical Superintendent, having submitted the statement by the Special Committee (of which he is a member) of the Medico-Psychological Association of Great Britain and Ireland on the necessity for the establishment of a central laboratory in Ireland for the more particular investigation of the pathology of insanity, it was unanimously resolved—“That we, the committee of management of Down District Asylum, desire to express our warm approval of the proposed central laboratory for research in the pathology of insanity. We hereby state our readiness to affiliate this institution with such an undertaking when it assumes a practical shape, and to contribute towards its maintenance a sum of £25 per annum. We are of opinion that the project is deserving of general support, believing as we do that the prevention and the most effective treatment of mental disease must be largely aided by an accurate knowledge of the morbid physical conditions associated with it, and feeling that any step that tends to promote such knowledge must ultimately prove an important factor in the reduction of the burden of the lunacy charges of the country.—Northern Whig, March 17th, 1902.

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