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To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine. S1R, . WAS glad to observe that the interesting subject of the proper management of our insane fellow-creatures, is discussed through the medium of a work so widely circulated as the Monthly * - - Magazine. * It is melancholy to think in how great - a degree the sufferers under this disease have been the prey of mercenary speculators, or the victims of neglect and brutality. During the last century, in which science made so many advances, and Christianity exhibited herself as the parent of so much active benevolence, the state of the insane appears to have been, k in great measure, overlooked, and to have derived little mitigation from the increase - of knowledge, or the more general diffusion of benevolent seelings. Of this inattention, the recent, and, it is to be feared, the present, state of pauper lunatics affords too ample proof, and can only be accounted for by the dread which this disorder inspires, and the ignorance which has so generally prevailed in regard to its true character. Happily, however, ignorance and indifference on this subject have ceased ; the current of public commisseration hos, at length, fairly set in the direction of this calamity; and has exhibited itself, among | other ways, by the reformation of several old asylums—a parliamentory inquiry into the state of these establishigents, —and the erection, under the authority of parliament, of several extensive boos:
pauper lunatics. The Ölject of the new establishments has,al hełey - io all - $
es for the proper aggommodation of
cases, been two-sold :—First, To provide the means of cure and relief for those whose cases admit of it; and secondly, suitable accommodation for confirmed cases of lunacy. Whether these two oljects can be properly pursued in the same establishment, is a question of some importance to those who are about to opply the wants of their respective districts. Three letters have lately appeared is: the Monthly Magazine, under the signa. ture of Thomas Bakeweil, upon this sub. ject, in which it is asserted, that the sepa. ration of curable and incurable lunatics is almost essential to recovery. In support of his views, the writer makes a compari. son of the proportion of cures in several public establishments with those occurring in his own private asylum at Spring Vale. Among others, he mentions the Retreat, in which there is always a large proportion of the incurable class, as affording, by the comparatively small number of its recoveries in recent cases, a striking confirmation of his sentiments. He says, if a different system had obtained there, instead of fifty-six cures in sixtee: years, there might have been five hus:dred and sixty. This, to be sure, is rāther a serious charge, and 10:ght well have claimed the attention of the managers of the Retreat, if it had not happened that this institution is confined solely to deranged persons of the Society of Friends; and that drring the sixteen
years of which he speaks there were bit • .
one, buildred and forty-nine cases under Coire. - - - The questign, however, is not whether