Excerpt from The Medical Times and Gazette, 1860, Vol. 2: A Journal of Medical Science, Literature, Criticism, and News
Of a superior class. A sort of refinement of feeling, one might almost call it, is in some manner associated with their malady, and for a timothe conventionalities of life are subjected to n kind of equalisation. The first interview which the patient has with the Physician under whose care he is to be placed, and the first entrance into an asylum, commonly excites faculties of observation very strongly. Every word is noted, every look is watched; the aspect of the entrance of the _house, the dress and manner of the servants, the Mg view caught of other atients, all are acutely Perceived, and furnish matter or suspicion and drea 0' for something approaching to confidence and hope.
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