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October 28, 1899


JAMA. 1899;XXXIII(18):1114-1115. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.02450700058026

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LUNACY AND CRIME IN QUEBEC.  In a paper on "Judicial Errors in Lunacy," prepared by Dr. Geo. Villeneuve, associate professor of mental diseases and medical jurisprudence, Laval University, and medical superintendent, St. Jean de Dieu Asylum, Longue Pointe, Que., and Dr. E. P. Chagnon, assistant physician, same asylum, and read at the fifty-fifth annual meeting of the American Medico-Psychological Association, held in New York in May last, the writers limit the scope of their investigations to cases which have come under the jurisdiction of the criminal courts of the Province of Quebec and refer only to those lunatics who have been convicted and sentenced. These lunatics who have suffered punishment at the hands of the criminal courts of the province are by them divided into two classes. Class A embraces those unfortunate ones who have been submitted to medical examinations and found insane, but who have been convicted and sentenced

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