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January 8, 1910

Institutional Care for the Epileptic

JAMA. 1910;LIV(2):146-147. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550280056012

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To the Editor:  —In a recent number of The Journal there appeared a query as to the institutions devoted to the care of epileptics in this country. The following is a list of the state institutions which are devoted exclusively to the care of epileptics:

Ohio.  —Ohio Hospital for Epileptics, Gallipolis, Ohio. Dr. W. H. Pritchard, Superintendent. Founded 1892. Present census, 1,499. This institution cares for both the sane and insane epileptic, and it is contemplated to increase its capacity by 200 and remove all the insane epileptics thither from the state hospitals. The buildings are rather large detached buildings.

New York.  —Craig Colony for Epileptics, Sonyea. N. Y. Dr. W. T. Shanahan, Superintendent. Founded 1894. Present census, 1,320. Intended only for sane epileptics of high grade, but there are also a considerable number of low-grade cases. The buildings are small cottages for the better classes and larger buildings for

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