Report of the Board of State Charities Made to the Legislature of Indiana, for One Year and Eight Months, Commencing Volume 7

Report of the Board of State Charities Made to the Legislature of Indiana, for One Year and Eight Months, Commencing Volume 7

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...the tunnels, and pass into the Hospital wards and corridors. The General Assembly should give early and thorough attention to this feature of the Men's Department. It is a perpetual menace to health, and is in every way unsatisfactory in administration. The principal repairs during the year have been those whose cost was defrayed from the special appropriations noted above. All the exterior wood-work and tin-work of both large buildings have been painted. In the Men's Department all the bath-tubs, water-closets and sinks have been replaced by others, arranged in compliance with approved rules of sanitation. This improvement was greatly needed, and is much appreciated. The appropriation was insuflicient to provide new equipment of a similar character in the oflicers' and employes' quarters of the building. The chief improvement in this Hospital during the year was the erection of a-pathological laboratory. A separate building, designed expressly for this purpose, was constructed, and has been fitted up for practical pathological investigation in as complete a manner as the present state of science makes possible. It is believed that no other hospital for the insane in the United States has facilities for the scientific study of the causes, effects and cure of insanity equal to those of the Central Hospital since the completion of this laboratory. It is the purpose of the management to employ a skilled pathologist, who shall devote his entire time to investigating the different phenomena of insanity as reflected in the various organs of the body. It is too early to predict results from the work of this department, but we are justified in expecting important additions to the sum of human knowledge concerning mental...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236850971
  • 9781236850973