State Hospital Bulletin Volume 4

State Hospital Bulletin Volume 4

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...appointed by the municipal authorities of (Zothenburg in 189'), has recommended the extension of the system to embrace the control of beer saloons. In spite of the shortcomings of this system. which are more easily pointed out than remedied, it stands as the most efiective and most practical system that has yet been devised, as the following results will show." Prior to 1855 liquor could be purchased in Sweden almost in any cottage. In I86') there was only one barroom or liquor store to 8,028 inhabitants; in 1880 only one to 13,450 inhabitants. There are 2,400 separate municipalities in Sweden: of these 1,800 have entirely abolished barrooms and retail liquor stores. The consumption of liquor in Sweden was in 1851, 22 liters per capita. and in 1896 it had been reduced to 7.2 liters. Prior to enactment of the laws of 1855 from 25 per cent to 30 per cent of all male cases admitted to hospitals for the insane were due to intemperance. Following the enactment of those laws the percentage gradually became less and from 1866 until 189') it varied between 5.2 per cent and 7.1') per cent. It should be added here that recent statistics from other countries show that the percentage of cases of insanity in which alcoholism is the cause approaches that of the older Swedish statistics: State of New York, 31.4 per cent: ' 3 State of.lassachusetts, 30.6 per cent: " Stafiordshire County, lingland, 26.3 per centz' 5 Lower.ustria. 24.9 per cent. "" The introduction of the Gothenburg system in.'orwa_' and in Finland has been followed by results similar to those obtained in Sweden. Prohibition has been tried in several States. ln some of these States the prohibition laws have been repealed (Connecticut, more

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  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 426g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236824946
  • 9781236824943