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July 5, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(1):22. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480270026005

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It is gratifying to note the increased attention epileptics are beginning to receive, both in this country and abroad; recent evidences of the progress in the public care of this class in England just having reached us in the form of the Ninth Annual Report of the National Society for the Employment of Epileptics. England is justly proud of the colony at Chalfont St. Peter, just out of London, for this institution is doing a most valuable work and owes its origin and maintenance entirely to private aid and enterprise. Chalfont St. Peter is but one type of a colony for epileptics, since it is kept exclusively for a selected class only; and in a paper read before the Section of Nervous and Mental Diseases of the American Medical Association at Saratoga Springs, Dr. W. P. Spratling, of the Craig Colony, at Sonyea, N. Y., advocated the founding of similar

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