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The Value of the Evidence of the Insane


A case which has recently been tried before the Recorder of Dublin and a jury forms a subject for the serious consideration, not only of the members of the Medico-Psychological Association, but of all those who are associated with the care and control of the insane. Hitherto we have always considered that if the medical superintendent of an asylum was satisfied by the evidence of patients upon whose word he knew he could rely, that an attendant had been guilty of undue harshness or cruelty towards a patient, he would be perfectly justified in suspending that attendant and bringing the matter under the notice of his committee, who would either make the attendant's discharge absolute, or reinstate him if upon investigation the circumstances of the case were found to warrant it.

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“Journal of Mental Science,” Oct., 1881.

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