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October 26, 1901


JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(17):1120. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470430044006

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The Pathological Institute of the New York State Hospitals is being reorganized under the auspices of the state commission in lunacy, which has appointed an advisory board of leading specialists in psychology, general biology, pathology, neurology, psychiatry, etc. The appointees represent the three university medical schools of the city of New York, namely, Cornell, Columbia and Bellevue, and also the asylums. The appointments are permanent, except those from the asylums, which are elective for a term of two years, thus permitting all the institutions to be represented in rotation on the board. It is the idea in the reorganization to utilize the institute for special instruction of the asylum staffs in psychiatry and research methods, as well as to encourage original work in the various sciences having a bearing on insanity. It is, therefore, to have its future location in connection with one of the divisions of the Manhattan State

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