Chironian Volume 11

Chironian Volume 11

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...the insane. You should not hastily decide upon the latter, for by so doing you put a public stamp upon the entire subsequent life of the patient. The fact that a person has been insane should not be regarded as a disgrace, but as a misfortune; yet the fact remains that, when his insanity is once known, the person is always afterward looked upon with suspicion and distrust. Horne Treatment.--Some insane patients may be cared for at home; it may be attempted in the following cases: 1. Those who are wealthy, and who can afford the luxury of every care. Such may be put in charge of trained nurses and experienccd physicians, if the friends are willing to convert a portion of the house into-an asylum, and are willing to be restricted from interfering with treatment by wise and proper discipline. 2. Quiet and harmless insane patients--cases of chronic melancholia where the delusions have crystallized and the disposition to suicide has been abandoned. Also, there are cases of chronic dementia, or of imbecility, or senile dementia that may be cared for iii private homes if patience, tact, and watchfulness can be exercised in' their behalf. Saru'tariums.--When the interests of the patient or his friends demand that the insane person should be removed, if he be blessed with wealth, he may be sent to a sanitarium, if a suitable one can be discovered. The welfare of the patient will depend upon the nature and care of the man in charge of the place. We must remember that private sanitariums are conducted for the purpose of making money, and yet they have their advantages. By going to such a place the patient is often enabled to From a lecture before the class of 'g5. hide his disease, and, if he gets well, returns to his home and...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236758072
  • 9781236758071