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Materialism In Its Relations To The Causes, Conditions, And Treatment Of Insanity
Running through these extracts, it will be observed, the thread of argument is something like this: Inasmuch as insanity is a physical disease, of which mental derangement is only a symptom, the cause or influence determining it must be a physical one; the ultimate pathological seat must be in the encephalon; the means of cure and hope of relief must lie in remedial agencies based upon such pathology, recourse being had occasionally to the faint, indirect, and strictly reflex influences, of a moral nature....
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Title: Materialism In Its Relations To The Causes, Conditions, And Treatment Of Insanity
Creator: H.B. Wilbur (author)
Date: January 1872
Format: Article
Publication: The Journal of Psychological Medicine
Source: Available at selected libraries
Location: vol.6, no.1, pp.29-61
Keywords: Amariah Brigham; Asylums; Cognitive Disability; Doctors; Health & Medicine; Hervey B. Wilbur; Idiocy; Insanity; Institutions; Medical Professionals; Medicine; Medicine & Science; Moral Treatment; New York; New York State Asylum For Idiots; New York State Lunatic Asylum; Professional Associations; Psychiatric Disability; Statistics
Topics: Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Science, Health & Technology