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Superannuation-Pensions of Medical Officers of County Asylums


Recent discussions at Quarter Sessions have brought the important question of superannuation prominently before the notice of asylum medical officers. Anyone who has read reports of the proceedings of Dorset, Norfolk, and Berkshire Quarter Sessions in January cannot fail to be impressed with the very unsatisfactory state of matters as regards the superannuation of asylum medical officers, and the uncertainty of their position in this respect, for the agitation against pensions appears to be chiefly directed towards obtaining a reduction in the amount proposed to be granted to the medical superintendent, some even going the length of advocating the total abolition of pensions.

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Ever since the Norfolk pension has been granted, Boards of Guardians in that county continue to agitate and protest against what they consider an excessive pension, as the following resolutions will show:—

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The British Journal of Psychiatry
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