Punch,  51 (1866), 14.

Music and Madness



News-Commentary, Drollery


Mental Illness, Cultural Geography

    Discusses an article describing how the General Board of Commissioners in Lunacy for Scotland reported a case of a man brought to a lunatic asylum on the grounds that he had 'a great desire to appear conspicuous as a musician'. Punch thinks this is why Scotland has 'never produced a great composer'.

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