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There are also detached blocks on the system so much advocated by the highest authorities on insanity

…. To these detached blocks or buildings, the patients who show symptoms of improvement can be

removed, there to meet with those less afflicted than they have been accustomed to mingle with, and

thence when further improvement takes place to another block, where less insanity may be found than

in that which they left. [The Irish Builder 1869:135]

(read in: producing persons and developing institutions in rural Ireland. A Jamie Saris. (American Ethnologist Journal)

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  • Madame Beespeaker says:

    Omg, you’ve been blogging up a storm–I’ve got to catch up on my reading. So much fun. Happy New Year and erm decade if you believe in that sort of thing….

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