Orations And Speeches [1845-1850] Volume 2 by Charles Sumner

Orations And Speeches [1845-1850] Volume 2

byCharles Sumner

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ... the other on the Pennsylvania System, built in 1843. M. Ferriere, the chaplain of both these prisons,--and, therefore, it is to be supposed, equally conversant with both,--presented to the Penitentiary Congress at Frankfort a comparison between these two, which he states to be in the same locality, with a unity of conditions in all respects, except what touches the system itself. He gives the preference in every particular to the Pennsylvania prison, and expressly declares that there have always been persons in the Auburn prison who were insane, while, down to the present time, there have been none in the other prison. And, lastly, the conclusion of my friend is fallacious, inasmuch as it is founded on a narrow induction,closing his eyes to the experience of Europe. There is the prison of Warsaw, on the Separate System, which has been in operation since 1835. During the ten years since its occupation, there have been only two cases of mental alienation, one of which declared itself on the morning after the arrest, and the other was caused by too hasty treatment of the plique. In France, as we learn from an address before the Penitentiary Congress, there are nineteen prisons on the Separate System, which have been occupied since 1843. " The experience," it is said, " is not of long duration; but it is sufficient to assure the spirits of the most fearful. The most harmonious unanimity prevails in the observations of the physicians. All recognize that maladies are less frequent, and shorter in duration. It is the same with mental alienation in the period of one to four years, to which the observations relate. No case of insanity is attributed by the physicians to the Separate System, as it is practised in France, with frequent visits, labor, and an...

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Title:Orations And Speeches [1845-1850] Volume 2Format:PaperbackDimensions:126 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217525903

ISBN - 13:9780217525909

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