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[From Our Parliamentary Keporter.]

, WELLINGTON, October 12. The- report of Dr MacGregor for 1896 states that the number of inmates on December 31, 1896, was 2,315, being males 1,390, females 925—an iucrease over 1895 of 61 males and 40 females. Auckland totals 4 9^ lato S, urch 478 > an <* Dunedin (Seacliff) 574. The proportion of the total of insane to the total of population (exclusive of Maoris) is 1 in 308, and inclusive of Maoris lin 326. On Ist January, 1896, the number of insane persons in the asylums was 2,214, of whom 1,329 were males and 835 females. Attention is strongly called to the terrible overcrowding in the asylums and to the need of a suitable institution for idiots and imbeciles, whose presence in the existing asylums is detrimental to the recovery of sensitive, curable, and convalescent cases. The total gross expenditure for the year was £61,535, and the total net expenditure £49,284. The net cost per patient was 3s lOd less than in the previous year. Sunnyside Asylum again Bhows the best results, the net cost per "patient being £l6 163 B|d, the general average for the colonv being £22 9sßid/ The cost per patient at each asylum was: Auckland, £22 5s Bid • Christehurch, £l6 16r8Jd ; Seacliff, £23 13s 7£d; Wellington, £2O 4s Hid.

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THE LUNATIC ASYLUMS OF THE COLONY., Issue 10443, 12 October 1897, Supplement

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THE LUNATIC ASYLUMS OF THE COLONY. Issue 10443, 12 October 1897, Supplement

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