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December 21, 1901

PARTISAN POLITICS AND OUR INSANE ASYLUMS.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(25):1682. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470510038005

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Abstract

The scientific treatment of insanity and care of the insane in public institutions is a matter in which some portions of our country do not shine with special brilliancy. Nor are they likely to, as long as the ideal qualifications for a physician in charge are such as indicated below. The passage is a verbatim quotation, omitting names, etc., for reasons that can be easily appreciated.

The selection of Dr.—, of—, as the superintendent of the hospital—, at —, by Gov. — is to be commended by every citizen of—, and especially by every Republican in the central portion of the state. Dr. — deserves the appointment and is qualified to fill the position. His services to the Republican organization cover many years. As the head of the Republican county organization in 1896 he gave the party splendid service, service given at the expense of his professional practice and by

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