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The Proportion of Epileptics to the Ordinary Asylum Population


The proportion which Epileptics bear to other patients in asylums was suggested as an interesting subject for report at the meeting of the Medico-Psychological Association held in August, 1873. As nearly the whole of the insane in this colony are collected in four institutions, the number living with friends being extremely few, as none are sent for treatment to institutions beyond the limit of the colony, and as the census was taken with great accuracy, and great care taken in subsequent estimates of changes in the number of the population, the information on this head was easily collected, and is valuable as being more definite and exact than could be furnished by the majority of superintendents of British Asylums.

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The British Journal of Psychiatry
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