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March 3, 1900

CARE OF THE INSANE AND THE EPILEPTIC ON COLONY FARMS.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(9):568-569. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460090054024
Abstract

Insanity and epilepsy represent two forms of disease in the treatment of which permanent and assured success can not always be obtained from the mere administration of drugs. In both there is often an obstinate tendency to chronicity, or to recurrence, incapacitating the patient from the pursuit of his usual or of any responsible avocation. There is perhaps no more healthful stimulus than judicious mental and physical activity for both the well and the sick, and there can be no doubt that a great advance will have been made when dependents of all classes are given opportunity for the exercise of their several faculties. This mode of procedure has not alone an important therapeutic value, but also a not inconsiderable and direct economic one. The best results from the application of this principle have thus far been obtained in the treatment of the insane and the epileptic, and it is

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