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Protection of Medical Men by the English Lunacy Law

  • A. Wood Renton

Section 330 of the Lunacy Act, 1890, re-enacting section 12 of the Lunacy Acts Amendment Act, 1889, provides as follows:—

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* The Act, save as otherwise expressly therein provided, came into operation on 1st May, 1890. (Sec 3.)
* “Reception order” means an order or authority made or given before or after the commencement of the Act for the reception of a lunatic, whether a pauper or not, in an institution for lunatics or as a single patient and includes an urgency order. (Sec. 341.)
* In the present paper, the protection of medical men alone will be considered.
* See. 29, subs. 6.
* Cf. Derry v. Peek, 1889, 14 App. Cas., 337. Glasier v. Rolls. 42 Oh. D., 436. Angus v. Clifford, 1891, 2 Ch., 449.
* Of course these words mean defects falling short of insanity.
* Of. the language of Jessel M. R. in Plimpton v. Malcolmson, 1875, L.R., 4 Ch. D., at p. 568.
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Protection of Medical Men by the English Lunacy Law

  • A. Wood Renton
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