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Published by Arno Press in New York .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Psychiatric hospitals -- United States.,
  • Psychiatry -- Early works to 1900.,
  • Hospitals, Psychiatric -- United States.

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Reprint of Report and memorial of the county superintendents of the poor of this State on lunacy and its relation to pauperism, and for relief of insane poor, first published 1856, Albany; of Report in relation to an asylum for the insane poor, first published 1839, Harrisburg, Pa.; of Report of the commissioners appointed by the Governor of New Jersey to ascertain the number of lunatics and idiots in the State, first published 1840, Newark; of Report of the Committee on the Insane Poor in Connecticut, first published 1838, New Haven; of Report of the Select Committee on Report and Memorial of County Superintendents of the Poor, on lunacy and its relation to pauperism, first published 1856, Albany; and of Reports and other documents relating to the State lunatic hospital at Worcester, Mass., first published 1837, Boston.

SeriesMental illness and social policy: the American experience
LC ClassificationsRC443 .O74
The Physical Object
Pagination[350] p.
Number of Pages350
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5411543M
ISBN 100405052197
LC Control Number73002409

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