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1849
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Issues for 1930/1931- include Report of the Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital.
  

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Page 48 - Hospital or to his order, quarterly, dollars cents per week, for board, and to provide or pay for all requisite clothing and other things deemed necessary or proper for the health or comfort of said patient to pay for all glass or furniture broken or destroyed by said patient, to remove when discharged ; and if taken away uncured against the advice and consent of the Superintending Physician, before the expiration of three calendar months, to pay board for thirteen weeks.* Witness my hand the...
Page 49 - Does the disease appear to be increasing, decreasing, or stationary ? 7. Is the disease variable, and are there rational intervals ? if so, do they occur at regular periods ? 8. Have any changes occurred in the condition of mind or body since the attack ? 9. On what subjects, or in what way, is derangement now manifested? Is there any permanent hallucination? 10. Has the patient shown any disposition to injure others ? and if so, was it from sudden passion or premeditation ? 11.
Page 49 - The friends or relatives of persons applying for admission into the " PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL FOR THE INSANE," are requested, with the assistance of the family Physician, to annex full and precise answers to as many of the following questions as apply to the case, and to forward the same to Dr. Kirkbride, either before or when the patient is brought to the Institution. QUESTIONS. 1. What is the patient's age ? Married or single ? If children, how many ? 2. Where was patient born ? Where is place of...
Page 48 - The Contributors to the Pennsylvania Hospital," we do jointly and severally bind and oblige ourselves and each of us and each of our heirs, executors and administrators, and every one of them, to pay to the Bursar of the said Hospital, or to his order, monthly in advance, dollars cents per week for board, and to provide or pay for all requisite clothing and other things deemed necessary or proper for the health or comfort of said patient; to pay for all glass or furniture broken or destroyed or other...
Page 49 - Have any marked changes occurred in the condition of mind or body since the attack? 16. On what subject or in what way is derangement now manifested ? Is there any permanent hallucination ? 17. Has the patient shown any disposition to injure himself or others ; and if so, was it from sudden passion or premeditation ? 18.
Page 10 - ... to admit none hereafter who are not allowed to remain twelve months in the house, if not cured sooner, or judged by the physicians to be incurable." As there had been considerable opposition to the project on the part of some members of the Legislature, on the ground of expense, the visiting physicians gave their services, and at first charitably supplied the medicines prescribed by them.* The insane were...
Page 34 - The charter was general in its character, and provided for " the relief of the sick, and the reception and cure of lunatics." From the first opening of the Institution, the Insane Department has always constituted a prominent part of this noble charity, and has claimed a large share of the attention of its distinguished medical officers and managers.
Page 31 - ... persons, providing them with every requisite convenience, arranging for a perfect classification, setting a due value on a proper system of heating and ventilation, and making them in every respect vastly superior to any establishment that could have been resorted to, even by the rich, much less than half a century ago. Those to whom hereafter may be assigned the highly responsible trust of providing accommodations for their insane fellowmen, will scarcely be excused, if the result of their labors...
Page 29 - These hours seem to be looked forward to with the proper feeling by many, and the visits of the teachers are evidently a source of pleasure to the patients generally. The good effects of this kind of reading are also obvious, in the other wards, in which it is pursued regularly, but it is in the lodges that they have been most striking.
Page 28 - Whenever all that is proper for the custody and treatment of the class of patients just referred to, is provided in any Hospital for the Insane, we may be assured, the better classes are not likely to be neglected, but the reverse of this may be very far from being the case.

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