Punch,  14 (1848), 57.

Grand Discovery‚ÄĒIreland's Real Disorder

Anon

Genre:

News-Commentary

Subjects:

Mental Illness, Race


    Responds to an article in the Nation by noting the extraordinary industry of inmates in Irish lunatic asylums. Argues that the way to 'render the Irish industrious' is to discipline them as if they were inmates in a lunatic asylum. Suggests that John Conolly be transferred from Hanwell Lunatic Asylum to Dublin Castle, and that physicians quell inhabitants of 'disturbed districts' with 'sedative medicines'.



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