Biennial Report of the Brattleboro Retreat, Brattleboro, Vermont; A Neuropsychiatric Medical Center and Hospital ...

Biennial Report of the Brattleboro Retreat, Brattleboro, Vermont; A Neuropsychiatric Medical Center and Hospital ...

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...of this kind depends, in a great measure, on its number of cures. But the amelioration of the condition of the incurable frequently requires as great skill, and more perseverance, than the restoration of curable cases. This improvement in their condition, and the relief in the feelings of their friends and of fhe community, are very important considerations while contemplating the benefits of these institutions. While this class are allowed to go at large, or are imperfectly confined, not unfrequently the whole community are alarmed lest some destructive outrage shall be committed. The importance of placing an insane friend in-an asylum in the first stage of the disease, cannot be too often repeated and enforced. This subject is much better understood than formerly. Still many are disposed to keep them at home in the hope the patient may recover, without the trouble of removing him to an asylum. If the disease is mild, they too frequently pursue this course, until the time for restoration is past. It should be well understood, that chronic cases are far more ditiicult to recover, and those of longduration are generally incurable; while recent cases of insanity are as curable as those of other diseases of equal severity. All recent cases should be placed in an institution of this kind, before these organic changes have taken place in the brain and nervous system, which render recovery hopeless. But the friends of the patient, or their physician, should carefully discriminate between insanity and the delirium of fever. Occasionally we have one of the latter brought to us in such a diseased and feeble state that the death of the patient is accelerated by the removal to the Asylum. We have of late discovered no important new principles in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236903307
  • 9781236903303