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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ... Superintendent of the Southern Ohio Lunatic Asylum, says: "The expectation of recovery diminishes almost in exact proportion to the length of time the disease has existed. Thus in five hundred and thirty admissions, where the duration of the disease was one month or less, there was sixty-eight and one-half per cent, of recoveries. But in cases of two years and over, the recoveries were only seventeen per cent." Dr. Shew, Superintendent of the Connecticut General Hospital for the Insane, says: "Experience shows that treatment in early stages of the disease is attended with success in a majority of cases, while only a small portion are restored to health and reason, when several months are allowed to elapse before the patient receives-systematic hospital treatment." Indeed, the fact is so well established at this day, and so thoroughly understood by all who are in any way connected with the treatment of the insane, that it requires no argument by me to prove it here. My object in referring to it particularly at this time, is to attract the attention of those whose friends may be so unfortunate as to become insane, to the great necessity of early treatment,"and in this "Way afford a reasonable hope of permanent recovery in a short time. Thus a useful citizen may be saved, and the State relieved of the expense of a prolonged case with little hope of ultimate recovery. SANITARY CONDITION. The health of the household has been fully as good during the past as the two preceding. years. No general sickness has prevailed, and what did occur was of a very mild form. No severe attack of acute disease has happened in the Asylum save one of acute mania, and all the other cases might properly be called indisposition. To a great...
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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236488679
  • 9781236488671