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—Dr. William Duffield, Phoenix, Superintendent of Health of Arizona, is about to move to Los Angeles, Cal.
State Hospital Filled with Mexicans.
—Arizona for several years has been reported to have the highest percentage of insane of any subdivision of the United States. It is notable, however, that although the Mexican population of the territory is only one-sixth of the total, more than one-half of the insane of the territorial asylum are Mexicans. An investigation is now being made of the charge that Mexicans have been smuggled across the border simply for the purpose of securing treatment in the territorial asylum. It is understood that this work will be continued in the county poorhouses and hospitals, and the Mexican government, after representations made through diplomatic channels, has signified its entire willingness to receive the Mexican insane, and is acting through its consul at Nogales.
Medical Society Will
Medical News. JAMA. 1906;XLVII(7):514-523. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520070048012