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The general medical profession has a definite interest in the construction by the State of new types of hospital facilities. Since there is an active movement on foot towards the construction of psychopathic hospitals in a number of states not yet possessing such units, a discussion of some of the problems involved may be of value.
A psychopathic hospital, as distinguished from a state or private hospital for the care of mental patients, or an insane asylum in the older terminology, may be defined as an institution to which patients presenting symptoms of mental disease are admitted for intensive diagnostic
STATE PSYCHOPATHIC HOSPITALS. Ann Intern Med. 1938;12:136–138. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-1-136
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;12(1):136-138.
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