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South Carolina Lunatic Asylum.  Sixty-fifth annual report of the South Carolina Lunatic Asylum for the fiscal year 1887-88. Columbia, SC: James H. Woodrow, state printe, 1888. 8vo (23 cm, 9"). 89 pp.
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Data on patients is given for white males, colored males, white females, colored females with specifics about nature of mental problem, probable cause, duration, and if patient has died, cause of death. In the matter of disbursement of funds for the operation of the hospital and the care and feeding of the patients, the report gives the name of every person receiving money, the sum, and nature of the payment. Supplements at the end give figures for the cost of maintaining a patients in out of state asylums -- number of patients and the per capita cost per patient. The per capita costs are dramatically varied. The McLean Asylum in Boston had 169 patients with a per capita cost of $863.48 while Blackwell's Island Asylum in New York City had 1612 patients with a per capita cost $90.00.

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