A Dictionary of Psychological Medicine; Giving the Definition, Etymology and Synonyms of the Terms Used in Medical Psychology with the Symptoms, Treatment, and Pathology of Insanity and the Law of Lunacy in Great Britain and Volume 1

A Dictionary of Psychological Medicine; Giving the Definition, Etymology and Synonyms of the Terms Used in Medical Psychology with the Symptoms, Treatment, and Pathology of Insanity and the Law of Lunacy in Great Britain and Volume 1

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...his recoveries accordingly. American hospitals furnish two remarkable instances of the effect of this " per sonal equation." At the Worcester (Mass.) Hospital, during the last three entire official years of the administration of Dr. Bemis, the reported recoveries were 43.32 per cent, of the admissions; and during the first three entire years of his successor, Dr. Eastman, they were only 22.16 per cent, of the admissions. At the McLean Asylum, during the last seven years of the superintendence of Dr. Tyler, the reported recoveries were 44.19 per cent, of the admissions, whereas during the first seven years of his successor, Dr. Jelly, they were only 19.94 per cent The proportion. of Dr. Tyler's recoveries was to those of Dr. Jelly as 221 to 100. In neither of these instances was there any known agency which tended to render insanity less curable in the second period than in the first. The failure, formerly, in the reports of the lunatic hospitals clearly to discriminate between persons and patients (or cases) was the source of no inconsiderable error in the minds of the readers of those reports. In cases of paroxysmal or recurrent insanity, a person is frequently both admitted to, and discharged recovered from, a hospital more than once in the course of an official year. In the numerical report of these recoveries there is no intimation that the number of persons is not equal to that of recoveries. At the Bloomingdale Asylum, New York, ii woman was discharged recovered six times, and one at the Worcester Hospital seven times in one year; and in neither instance was the reader informed that the number of persons was not identical with that of cases recovered. Recoveries are also multiplied by the reported cures of the same person...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236886305
  • 9781236886309