volume 12, issue 2, P146-182 1855
DOI: 10.1176/ajp.12.2.146
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T. R. B.

Abstract: The funds available far the erection and maintenance of lunatic asylums in Western Canada are derived from a general tax on property, levied by the various municipalities, and paid over to the Receiver General of the province. This tax does not, probably, fall much short of one hundred and eighty thousand dollars per annum; but, unfortunately, though levied under the name of "Lunatic AsylumTax," and believed by the payers to be wholly applied to the benefit of the insane, it has been largely drawn upon for oth…

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