One needs but to examine the literature and to see who writes upon the topic, to ascertain beyond question that the subject of insanity receives but little attention from the general practitioner.
After looking over the reports of the last five sessions of the Oregon State Medical Society, and calling to mind the work of the Portland Medical Society during the same period, it seems safe to say that not a paper upon this subject has been presented by a physician of this State at any of these meetings during such time. Papers upon almost all medical topics have been presented before these societies by physicians of this State, but the great field of psychiatry has been during this period ignored. The history of medicine in Oregon in this particular is, to a great extent, the history of medicine everywhere, and it teaches us that the general practitioner is leaving
COE HW. THE CARE OF THE INSANE IN PRIVATE PRACTICE. JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(10):433–439. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440100001001
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