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June 8, 1889

LETTER FROM LONDON.

JAMA. 1889;XII(23):825-826. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401000033010

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Abstract

(FROM OUR REGULAR CORRESPONDENT.)

Proposed Hospital for the Study and Curative Treatment of Insanity—Compressed Gas for the Removal of Warts—Experiments with Massage— The Medical Aspects of Life Insurance—Hysteria in the Male Identical with the Disease as seen in Women.

On the motion of Mr. Brudenell Carter the London County Council has appointed a committee " to inquire into and report to the Council upon the advantages which might be expected from the establishment, as a complement to the existing asylum system, of a hospital, with a visiting medical staff, for the study and curative treatment of insanity." The report of the committee will be awaited with much interest by all who devote attention to this most painful subject. It is thought that the authorities of the existing asylums are so much engaged in administrative work that they have little time for scientific study. In the proposed hospital, the primary duty of

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