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WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE
PLEA OF INSANITY IN CRIMINAL CASES
AMENDMENT OF THE LAW.
WILLIAM A.^£U Y,
M.B. Cantab., F.R.C.P., F.R.S.
Consulting Physician to King's College Hospital; late President of the
"Though this be madness, yet there's method in it."
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"But if there be any doubt of sanity, surely the evidence of men of acknowledged science and reputation should at least be listened to, especially in capital offences, lest the execution of the maniac be a miserable spectacle both against law and of extreme inhumanity and cruelty, and be no example to others."—COKE in "Blackstone," as cited by Johnstone.
"// cannot be necessary to enter upon any serious refutation of that senseless and inhuman cackle and gabble of sophistry, that madmen who commit great crimes should not be merely shut out of society, but, like all other rabid animals, should be hunted out of life?—" On Madness."— Johnstone's Medical Essays.
Chorea, Two kinds of "6
„ its treatment by aperients 118
„ and insanity 93
,, from bodily sensations 48
„ from loss of sensation 48
,, Inferences from 155
,, and Epilepsy 162
„ and Illusions, Analogy of 45
Dream, A waking 37
,, A, from a blow on the head 63