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Fillers One hundred years ago

Dangerous lunatics

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7213.845a (Published 25 September 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:845

A medical correspondent writes to say that while travelling from Scotland recently in a corridor railway carriage he was attacked by a powerful man suffering from homicidal mania. This very unpleasant experience leads our correspondent to suggest that any future lunacy law should …

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