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March 5, 1892

COTTAGE-HOSPITAL OR ASYLUM CURE FOR EPILEPTICS.

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(10):301-303. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411140023004

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Abstract

At Wilhelmsro, in Sweden, there has recently been established the nucleus of a refuge for epileptic children. At present there are twenty inmates, most of them rescued from depths of neglect and privation, if not of cruelty. Some of the children, when admitted, were little better than skeletons and brutalized by the treatment they had undergone. The methods of caring for these children, about one-half of whom are idiotic or deficient, is that of the French homes at Laforce. As soon as practicable the idiotic members of the family will be cared for in a building apart from the less unfortunate class. The training of each class will be carried out on lines appropriate to each. As the work and means progress, there will gradually be here built up an epileptic farm-colony, the like of which exists at thirteen or fourteen different localities in Europe. At Baldwinsville, Mass., exists the

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