Biennial Report of the Supervisors of the Insane of the State of Vermont for the Two Years Ending

Biennial Report of the Supervisors of the Insane of the State of Vermont for the Two Years Ending

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... treatment for the insane rather than to undertake the disadvantages and often perilous alternative of home care; besides the people of this State have much more confidence in our hospitals for the insane than has been the case in former years. And along this line it may be noted that public opinion throughout the state tends to favor segregation of all mentally defective classes as evidenced by the establishment of the School for Feeble Minded at Brandon. It is the purpose of our Board, however, to discharge all patients who should be cared for outside an institution. In our last report recommendations were made for a change of statute relative to the care and treatment of alcoholics and drug habitues sent to the hospitals by the Probate Court and also as to those sent to the State Hospital by Municipal courts for six months upon the third conviction for intoxication. Changes were made by the last legislature in accordance with our recommendations so that now all Probate Court cases are sent for a period of one year with the provision that our Board may discharge them at the expiration of four months. With few exceptions, for special reasons, they have been discharged after four months treatment, the discharges being conditional, so that they may be returned by revocation of the discharge by the Supervisors, in the event that they go wrong. Still the original commitment holds over them, with its restraining influence, for the full period. The expense and difficulty in obtaining intoxicants and drugs favors the good results obtained and this policy works out very satisfactorily. The change in the law which previously sent persons to the State Hospital for six months upon the third conviction for intoxication in a Municipal Court has also...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236779495
  • 9781236779496