On the Construction, Organization, and General Arrangements of Hospitals for the Insane: With Some Remarks on Insanity and Its Treatment

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J.B. Lippincott, 1880 - Asylums - 320 pages
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Page 231 - If it shall be made to appear to any law judge that a certain insane person is manifestly suffering from the want of proper care or treatment, he shall order such person to be placed in some hospital for the insane, at the expense of those who are legally bound to maintain such insane person ; but no such order shall be made without due notice of the application therefor shall have been served upon the persons to be affected thereby and hearing had thereon.
Page 305 - The Physician should be the Superintendent and chief executive officer of the establishment. Besides being a well educated physician, he should possess the mental, physical, and social qualities to fit him for the post. He should serve during good behavior, reside on or very near the premises, and his compensation should be so liberal as to enable him to devote his whole time and energies to the welfare of the hospital.
Page 307 - The situation and circumstances of different institutions may require a considerable number of persons to be employed in various other positions ; but in every hospital, at least, all those that have been referred to are deemed not only desirable, but absolutely necessary, to give all the advantages that may be hoped for from a liberal and enlightened treatment of the insane.
Page 231 - Insane persons may be placed in a hospital, by order of any high judicial officer, after the following course of proceedings ; viz., on statement, in writing, of any respectable person, that a certain' person is insane, and that the welfare of himself, or of others, requires his restraint...
Page 304 - State institution, selected in such manner as will be likely most effectually to protect it from all influences connected with political measures or political changes ; if of a private corporation, by those properly authorized to vote. II. The Board of Trustees should not exceed twelve in number, and be composed of individuals possessing...
Page 300 - VII. Every Hospital having provision for two hundred or more patients, should have in it at least eight distinct wards for each sex, making sixteen classes in the entire establishment. VIII. Each ward should have in it a parlor, a corridor, single lodging rooms for patients, an associated dormitory, communicating with a chamber for two attendants, a...
Page 83 - All hospitals should be warmed by passing an abundance of pure fresh air from the external atmosphere, over pipes or plates, containing steam under low pressure, or hot water, the temperature of which, at the boiler, does not exceed 212 degrees F., and placed in the basement or cellar of the building to be heated.
Page 302 - The wings should be so arranged that, if rooms are placed on both sides of a corridor, the corridors should be furnished at both ends with movable glazed sashes, for the free admission of both light and air.
Page 241 - He was one of the originators of the Association of Medical Superintendents of American Institutions for the Insane and was its President from 1855 to 1859.
Page 300 - No Hospital for the Insane, however limited its capacity, should have less than fifty acres of land, devoted to gardens and pleasure grounds for its patients. At least one hundred acres should be possessed by every State Hospital, or other Institution, for two hundred patients, to which number these propositions apply, unless otherwise mentioned.

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