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The "opinions of the nonpartisan medical journals" are collected here in reference to the treatment of the insane after Governor Benjamin B. Odell's "revolutionary changes in the administration of the State Hospitals for the Insane and his interference with the internal affairs of these institutions." The articles highlight how the care for the mentally ill has deteriorated since Odell's "lunacy bill" ridded hospitals of their local boards of managers, and installed the "Lunacy Commission," which was composed of three members chosen by the Governor. The State hospitals, they argued, were "virtually brought within the domain of politics."
WorldCat locates only the copy at the New York Historical Society. In cream paper wrappers; some age-toning to front wrapper, minor chipping along edges, vertical crease down center of pamphlet. Interior edges faintly age-toned. A glimpse into how politics and medicine overlapped in the early 20th century, and how publications felt about it. (Inventory #: 39406)