August 25, 1888


JAMA. 1888;XI(8):284-286. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400600032008

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National Convention of Charities and Corrections —Commitment and Detention of the Insane—Moral and Criminal Responsibility—How Shall Organized Charity Work—Immigration—State and Municipal Charities—Social Degradation—Summer Corps of Physicians—Floating Hospital.

In July, the Fifteenth National Convention of Charities and Correction was held at Buffalo, and the session was one of considerable interest. At the opening exercises there was an address of welcome by the Hon. Sherman S. Rogers, a welcome to the State by Gen. George S. Field, on behalf of Governor Hill, a response by the Hon. Philip C. Garrett, of Philadelphia, and the President's address, delivered by Dr. Charles S. Hoyt, Secretary of the New York State Board of Charities. In the latter the care of the dependant claims by the State was discussed, and the subject of insanity as related to pauperism received extended attention. Immigration and intemperance were spoken of as among the chief sources

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