Aphorisms On The Treatment And Management Of The Insane

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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781246046205
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 9/20/2011
  • Pages: 126
  • Product dimensions: 0.27 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 9.69 (d)

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BOOK IV. ON THE SECLUSION, INTERDICTION, AND THE DISCHARGE OF LUNATICS. 385. Lunatics are restored to society when they are either cured, or sufficiently relieved to be no longer subjected to seclusion. 386. It is a matter of great difficulty, if not impossible, to declare that a lunatic is radically cured, and not liable to a relapse ; or to decide whether the state of lucidity which he appears to enjoy, is not a lucid interval which may very probably be followed by a fresh attack. 387. As a medical superintendent, and the physician who attends a lunatic, is to a certain degree responsible to society for the mischief that might arise from an insane person being restored to his former situation in life, much experience is necessary, to guide the judgment, and too frequently the welfare of the individual, and society, is overlooked in the anxiety of exhibiting numerous cures. 388. Relapses will be excited by the same causes that occasioned the original attack, towhich must be superadded the effects of the sudden change from confinement to liberty the return to a free course of living, after the dietetic regimen to which the patient had been submitted, when long sobriety renders them more susceptible of any irregularity in which they may indulge. 889. It would therefore be desirable, that convalescents were gradually brought back to their former mode of living, allowed a more liberal use of malt liquor, exposed to the atmospheric vicissitudes, and frequently permitted to see their family and friends indeed, it would be desirable that they were discharged on probation for a month or two, during which time their conduct might be under observation. This precautionary measure is moreparticularly required with pauper lunatics or insane persons in a humble sphere of lif...
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