November 9, 1912

The Care of the Insane and Hospital Management.

JAMA. 1912;LIX(19):1741. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270110155039

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In these days when so many ambitious and theoretically educated young people are rushing Into print, either out of a spirit of adventure, or toforce a public recognition which their experience and knowledge do not warrant, it is most refreshing to pick up a book like this by Page. Dr. Page writes from an experience extending over thirty-five years in a number of hospitals for the insane, and there is a ring of truth and soundness in what he says that carries conviction. The spirit of the book throughout is an advocacy of the "non-restraint" system of managing insane patients. The author tears the veil ruthlessly from the mysteries that have sometimes been made to surround the management of violent patients without physical restraint, and brings the whole technic down to a question of organization, good judgment and every-day common sense.

It might be said that whole libraries have been

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