September 3, 1892


JAMA. 1892;XIX(10):292. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420100024004

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By this name is understood to be indicated those plans of employing the insane and other non-valid dependents of the State. The Charities' Record contains some of the newest facts regarding this means of adding to the welfare of the inmates of poorhouses—not the able-bodied, but the infirm. Some time ago we published in these columns an account of the " Brabazon Employment Scheme" in vogue in some of the English workhouses, and later a letter from a lady in Philadelphia telling of what is being done at the Blockley Asylum for the employment of the insane. A committee of the Central Association has been formed to take up this work in the State and already something has been done. The inmates of the epileptic pavilion on Blackwell's Island, New York City, have been instructed in needle-work of various kinds and under this instruction have made a number of articles from

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