Punch,  58 (1870), 115.

Madmen and their Murderers



Letter, Spoof


Mental Illness, Hospitals, Crime

    Draws the attention of George H Whalley to the recent case of a patient in a lunatic asylum who was kneed, kicked, and knocked to death by his two 'keepers'. Urges that asylums and convents ought to be inspected 'as they ought to be, not at set and stated times, and by blind, owlish boards of guardians, but by paid, haphazard visitors, whose pay should be increased for every fault detected'.

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