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July 26, 1884

Clinical Lectures on Mental Diseases.

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By T. P. Clouston, m.d. Edin. F.R.C.P.E., Phys. Supt. Royal Edinburgh Asylum for the Insane. Lecturer on Mental Disease Edinburgh University etc., etc. Philadelphia 1884, H. C. Lea's Sons, pp. 550.

JAMA. 1884;III(4):108. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390530024009

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Abstract

To this English work the publishers have added, in the American edition, an abstract of the Statutes of the United States and of the several states and territories relating to the custody of the insane, compiled by Charles F. Folsom, M. D., of Harvard Medical school.

Local laws are so much at variance that perplexing questions are at any time liable to confront the practitioner who has not at hand some such guide to the legal regulations governing these matters.

The body of the work—433 pages in all—is a clinical study of mental diseases of the commoner types based on a wide experience and supplemented by ample statistics.

The subject is treated from so entirely a practical standpoint as to lack something of the fulness of a systematic work, particularly in the line of the history of investigation and the works of other authors. An effort is made to present

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