THE NEUROSES FROM A DEMOGRAPHIC POINT OF VIEW.Abstract of a Paper Read in the Section of Medical Jurisprudence and Neurology, at the Forty-second Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Washington, D. C., May, 1891

1891 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  
living. The inebriates will be protected and housed. The saloon will disappear, and alcohol will be unknown. This will be a reality when medical men take up this study from a purely scientific point of view. In discussion Dr. Kiernan said: He thought that Dr. Crothers did not fully appreciate the legal difficulties in caring for the inebriate. It is only when he has reached crim¬ inality that the law becomes efficient in restrain¬ ing his morbid appetite. Additional difficulty was added to
more » ... y was added to these cases by the confused rulings of courts regarding tests of criminal responsibil¬ ity. There were, however, signs of advancement and a disposition to yield time honored but erroneous precedents. Inebriates should have the same legal status as lunatics.
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