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September 28, 1895


JAMA. 1895;XXV(13):549. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430390035006

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The progress of "State care" in New York will, on October 1, pass another mile-stone. The insane of Kings County will, on that date, cease to be under the charge of the old board of county commissioners, and will be transferred to the State Commission in Lunacy. Salaries of the medical corps have been raised, and the employment of a female physician has been provided for. Under the law authorizing this transfer it has been stipulated that the present staff of officers should continue to hold their positions during "good behavior," that is to say, they are removable only for cause.

When this transfer shall have been made, there will then remain only the insane of New York still outside of State care. That county would probably have already fallen into line with the rest of the counties of the State had it been possible to settle certain questions relative

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