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Excerpt from Report on Insanity and Idiocy in Massachusetts: By the Commission on Lunacy, Under Resolve of the Legislature of 1854
Edgartown Jail, State Prison, Provincetown Jail, Counties that have and have not provided for Insane, Provisions made under the law of 1836, Table XXVII. - Insane in each Receptacle and Prison, Sex, Nativity, Condition, State Almshouses, Cells in State Almshouses, Table XXVIII. - Insane and Idiots in each State Almshouse, Sex, Nativ ity, Condition, Summary of accommodations for the Insane, Further wants of the Insane, Number of Subjects for a Hospital yet to be provided for, General plans for the future, Superintendents of Hospitals consulted, Size of a Hospital, Disadvantages of large Hospitals, Inﬂuence of distance In the use of Hospitals by the people, Table XXIX. - Number of people In various Districts to each Patient sent to the Insane Hospital in twelve States, Table XXX. - Ratio of Patients sent to the Lunatic Hospital at ivorcester to the average population of each County, during twenty -one years, 1833 to 1853, inclusive, Table XXXI. - Ratio to the population, of Insane In, and of Patients sent to, the Hospital from each County, Opening the Taunton Hospital increased the number of Patients provided for In South-eastern Counties, Inﬂuence of facilities of travel on the use of a Hospital, Separate Hospitals for Male and Female, Separate Hospitals for Curable and Incurable, Social distinctions in Hospitals, Healthy affections, tastes and habits, to be regarded in treating the Insane, Separate Hospitals for the Independent and Pauper, Pauper Hospitals in England, Character and Condition of English Paupers, Hospital for State Paupers, Table XXXII. - Situation of State Paupers, Insane and Idiots, Criminal Insane in Hospitals, Injurious to other Patients, Opinions in Great Britain on mixing criminal and innocent Insane, This Is necessary now, Criminals should be with State Paupers, Policy of the State In providing for the Insane, Law of 1836 - County Receptacles, Counties that fulfil and disregard this law, Classes of Patients committed to the Receptacles and Prisons, Furiously mad committed, Periodical cases committed.
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