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September 14, 1895


JAMA. 1895;XXV(11):463-464. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430370035005

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This convention, held under the auspices of the New York Medico-Legal Society, began its session September 4, under the presidency of Dr. H. W. Mitchell, in the United States court rooms, New York City. A gathering of physicians, lawyers and judges, and the reading and discussion of fifty-eight papers on widely varying topics of medical jurisprudence, extending over a period of three days, is an event of unusual interest.

Dr. Forbes Winslow, the eminent alienist of London, was the star guest of the occasion, and read the opening paper on the "Progress of Lunacy during the Present Century." This will appear in full in next week's Journal. He is reported to have said " that in Great Britain on Jan. 1, 1895, there were 91,081 persons registered as of unsound mind, an increase of 2,014 over the number a year before." He complimented the United States on its magnificent institutions for

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