A CLINICAL NOTE ON THE PROPAGATION OF INSANITY

H. M. BANNISTER
1883 Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease  
A PROMINENT member of a State Legislature and a very shrewd and observant man, when speaking of the appropriations called for for the care of the insane in his State, which had risen to a higher figure than ever before, made the remark that he would not grudge all that was asked, if he could only see the insane stop reproducing them¬ selves. His common-sense recognized that heredity was one of the most important factors in the increase of insanity, which is becoming one of the most serious
more » ... e most serious problems of the present time. If it were practicable to prevent the mar¬ riage of those with known hereditary neurotic or insane tendencies, it would unquestionably be a very much less serious one.
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