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February 25, 1888


JAMA. 1888;X(8):237-238. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400340017004

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The State Charities Aid Association of New York has recently done a very good work by the preparation of a bill, for introduction into the Legislature, that provides for the gradual transfer of the insane, both acute and chronic cases, from county and city poorhouses into the care of the State. Its prominent features are as follows:

1. The districting of the State into as many asylum districts as there are State Hospitals for the insane.

2. The reception by the State Hospitals of all the pauper insane from all the poorhouses of the districts to which the State Hospital belongs, at a uniform weekly rate per capita, charged to the counties, for each pauper insane person so received, whether an acute or chronic case, of $1.50. This payment includes clothing and travelling expenses, and the sending of a trained attendant to accompany the patient to the hospital. All cost

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