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Pathology in Irish Asylums


We are glad to find that the Silent Sister is endeavouring to become articulate after modern methods, and that our medical brethren across the Channel seem to have at last awakened to the waste of materials and of opportunities which has so long existed in connection with the Irish asylums. We are, of course, quite familiar with the plea that nothing in Ireland happens in the same way that it does anywhere else, and the puzzled Saxon, it must be admitted, often feels inclined to accept this view of affairs in the green isle; but still we hold that people must generally die of disease or accident even in Ireland, and we cannot help thinking that the same results might be hoped there as elsewhere from the study, not alone of symptoms, but of post-mortem appearances. Nay, holding some respect for the Celtic genius to which Renan and Matthew Arnold paid such reverence, we cannot but regret that it has devoted itself so much of late years to politics, etc., and given so little attention to medical science.

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