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August 6, 1892


JAMA. 1892;XIX(6):172-173. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420060026011

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After a defeat in 1891, a salutary enactment was secured in 1892, in the New York legislature on behalf of the epileptic poor of that State. The text of the act is as follows:

Section 1.  The Commissioners of the State Board of Charities are hereby directed to select a suitable site in the State of New York, on which to establish an institution on the colony plan for the medical treatment, care, education and employment of epileptics.

Section 2.  The said Commissioners of the State Board of Charities shall have power to receive by gift or to contract for the purchase of such site for the location of buildings of said institution, subject however, to the approval of the next Legislature, to whom they shall report their action in the premises within ten days after the commencement of the session, together with plans and estimates for constructing buildings suitable

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