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Some Scotch District Asylums

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Inverness.—On the advice of Dr. Keay the District Board made a determined effort in the direction of “boarding out,” with the result that sixty-five were removed in last year. Only seven were returned as unsuitable. The inconveniences of having one hall for eating, recreation, and public worship are commented on, and it is somewhat surprising to read that two halls were originally provided for the latter purposes, but were converted into dormitories under pressure of space, and remain as dormitories to this day. In glancing through the statistical tables we note that the causation in one case is attributed to general paralysis. We have before adverted to this matter in connection with other Scottish asylums. We conceive that it is not altogether an untenable view that general paralysis might be deemed to be organic brain disease, and thus returnable as a cause. But this can only be in a case where the evidences of paralysis, such as are seen in a case of general paralysis of the insane, are found in an absolutely sane man. The rarity of such a combination of circumstances would justify a full history of any case in which it existed. On turning to the next table (the form of insanity) we find that two patients admitted are classified under the heading of general paralysis.

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