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1851
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Issues for 1930/1931- include Report of the Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital.
 

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Page 43 - ... portion of the pleasuregrounds, which, without it, might have been seriously annoyed by the inconvenient proximity of buildings. The planting of evergreen and other shade trees already commenced will make an excellent screen, which, while beautiful in itself, will not be expensive. HEATING APPARATUS. — The fixtures for heating several of the wards of the South Wing by steam, and fully described in my last report, have been steadily in use, and continue to give entire satisfaction. By this apparatus,...
Page 26 - In reference to the influence of these articles in producing insanity in the cases referrred to, there did not seem to be any just ground for doubt. Opium is much more used among females than males, and its effects upon the mind, no less than upon the body, are of a most injurious character. The use of tobacco, which is much more restricted to men, has, in many individuals, a most striking effect on the nervous system, and its general use in the community is productive of more serious results than...
Page 34 - ... of our giving more favourable statements than the facts warrant. In reference to mortality, we find that of those admitted for mania and melancholia, nearly the same proportion died — of those labouring under monomania, less than onethird as many as of either of the preceding forms, while the cases of dementia showed a mortality nearly double of that of mania or melancholia, and of the eleven admitted with delirium, for reasons stated on a previous page, nine died. Of the demented cases received,...

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