The death of this distinguished physician on the 21st November, at the advanced age of 84, deprives medico-psychological science of a most distinguished and original worker. His long connection with the asylums of Milan afforded him opportunities which he used skilfully and wisely. As Professor of Psychiatry and as President of the Lombard Institute of Science and Literature, his worth has been acknowledged in Italy; while his fame as an original and independent thinker secured his recognition by learned societies all over the civilised world. His work on “Hallucinations” received the prize of the Académie de Medicine de Paris, and his writings on “Criminality” anticipated many of Lombroso's ideas. Professor Verga long ago advocated the special care of insane criminals, and he strongly emphasised the propriety of dealing with habitual offenders as moral imbeciles. His lectures were attended by all sorts and conditions of medical men, and the loss of his interesting personality is a heavy blow to science.
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