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A 150 years ago: Treatment of the insane without mechanical restraints. Practitioner Oct 2018;262(1819):29

150 years ago: Treatment of the insane without mechanical restraints

22 Oct 2018Registered users

CERTAIN WRITERS HINT DOUBTS of the value of the so-called non-restraint system in  English asylums, while others  advocate openly the use of the strait-waistcoat. They would have us give up a system of treatment which has been considered by English alienists to be the great merit of English asylums, has hitherto been zealously defended by them against the attacks of foreigners, and has now become so general, that there is hardly an asylum in this country in which a strait-waistcoat would be found. Henry Maudsley, M.D.

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