Biennial Report of the Board of Trustees and Officers

Biennial Report of the Board of Trustees and Officers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... to other institutions, but here again the inebriates increased the number of discharges by 129. 92 ELEVENTH BIENNIAL REPORT The decrease in population for the period was seventy-four. The prognosis for recovery was decidedly unfavorable in nearly sixty per cent of those admitted. The death rate was 5.44 per cent of the whole number treated. For the past ten years the annual death rate has averaged 5.37 per cent. The overcrowding has been somewhat relieved by the transfer, Feb. 14, 1899, of fifty women to Fergus Falls. and, April 26, 1900, of 100 men to the Hastings asylum. The 1,122 patients are now provided for by crowding beds into every available space and sleeping fifty men in beds made up on the flloor. The daily average present was 1,185, with accommodations for 'but 950. For years any insane alien found within-the borders of this state was se.nt to the state hospitals, and no systematic attempt was ever made to return them to their legal places of residence. Many of these aliens are still cared for in these hospitals, and will probably end their days under the fostering care of this state. ln 1897 a. law was passed requiring the consent of the. state board of corrections and charities to the commitment of aliens, and empowering them to return all such cases to their legal homes. Ynder this most wise provision this institution alone has been relieved of sixteen men and five wo-men, and we cannot commend too highly this work of that board through their agent. Mr. W. A. Gates. INSANE CRIMINALS. During the period sixteen convicts from the. state prison have been sent to this hospital, and three men held in jail have been committed by the order of the district court. Two of the latter were malingerers. Thirty convict insane...
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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236859162
  • 9781236859167