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To the Editor:
—There are symptoms of a "fad" becoming universal in this country. This fad is based on the false conclusion that "crime is a result of disease." Men becomeing sober and orderly after taking the so-called Keeley cure is apparent evidence that the vice, drunkenness, can be cured with medicine, and people who believe in this will say, If one vice can be cured by remedies administered to the criminal, why can not others be cured in the same way? Perhaps ere long it will be fashionable and also legal to send the horse-thief and murderer to the hospital instead of the pen and gallows. To enter my objections to this fad is the object of this paper.In evidence that crime is not a result of disease, I will mention the fact that crimes are not so prevalent among the sick as among the healthy. The hungry
Howle WP. How to Manage Criminals. JAMA. 1893;XXI(26):988–989. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420780036013
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