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1909 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
last heard from, was partially self-sustaining. Of the forty-three cases, twenty-seven had committed criminal acts directly against persons and sixteen against property. Of the twenty-seven, twelve were charged with murder in the first degree, the diagnosis, in a majority of instances, indicating a chronic and irrecoverable insanity. Notwithstanding these facts and figures, Dr. Lamb expresses himself as not opposed to habeas corpus proceeding's as such. It is to the manner of hearing that he
more » ... es objection, and states that it would be perfectly within the law for a judge to appoint a medical commission to sit in each case.
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