Fife and Kinross.—Dr. Turnbull presses the boarding-out system in every possible way, and was enabled to plant out seventeen cases with relatives and eleven with strangers. They are frequently sent out “on pass” for twenty-eight days to see how the trial results. Experience soon shows that the result of the trial depends not only on the mental state of the patient, but largely on the capabilities of the receiver. In spite of the vacancies thus created, it is found necessary to build accommodation for 100 more patients, equally divided as to sex. The estimated cost is $135 per bed, which is most reasonable. Dr. Turnbull discusses in a thorough manner the question whether asylum farms pay, and comes to the conclusion that they do, though not always to the amount claimed. The raising of all butcher-meat in his case is a material factor in the farm's success.
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