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October 15, 1904


JAMA. 1904;XLIII(16):1151-1152. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500160053012

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The thirteenth annual report of the Ohio Hospital for Epileptics is just out, and contains matter of general interest. Under the present superintendent the institution has progressed along several lines, as indicated by the report of the board of trustees. The original institution, while prettily situated in the valley of the Ohio River at Gallipolis, was little better from an architectural and institutional point of view than a series of unlovely barracks, closely grouped, of severe lines and cheerless. The so-called "cottages" were designed for from fifty to seventy-five patients each, admitted of little or no clinical segregation of cases, and were much too large for discipline. In fact, the original plan of the institution apparently was the creating of a special almshouse for the housing of the state's epileptics. Numerous small cottages are being built on modern lines, admirably adapted to the care, treatment and study of differing stages

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