Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston Medical and Surgical Journal
and wrong doing, are related as cause and effect." If it be objected that man's sense of his responsibility must be diminished and evil doing promoted by the belief that feeling, not knowledge of right and wrong, chiefly governs conduct, the orator asks whether the opposite teaching has sufficiently prevented evil doing. After inviting the attention of those who take an opposite view to the doctrines he has advanced, Dr. Sutton concludes with the expression of his belief that his observations
... his observations will have been useful if they enlist the attention of members of the profession, who have very many opportunities of showing persons that their feeling must be healthy if they would act rightly. ..." We perhaps cannot sufficiently teach," says he, " that it is not enough to educate persons, in the ordinary sense of the word, make them intelligent and know much ; their feelings also must be trained healthily if they are to act properly." That is all, no doubt, but how, according to Dr. Sutton, is it to be done ? --Mary A., ladies' hair-dresser, forty years old, entered the hospital March 16, 1876. Her health was always delicate ; she had been married twenty years, had one child nineteen years ago, and was confined a second time three weeks before her entrance, at the Boston Lying-in Hospital. Child living and healthy.