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TAPERS OF THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT. I. ADDRESS OF THE CHAIRMAN, WALTER
CHANNING, M. D. [Read September 6,1882.] During the past year,
there have been hut few changes in the Health Department. At the
Annual Meeting held here in 1881, Dr. Emily F. Pope, of Boston, was
elected Secretary to take the place of Dr. Gushing. Later in the
year, Dr. Pope found it impossible to give the amount of attention
to her duties, that the position required, and her place was
accordingly filled by the election of Dr. Eliza M. Mosher,
superintendent of the Massachusetts Reformatory for Women. The
members of the Department being too widely scattered to hold
meetings, they were corresponded with by the Secretary, with a view
of ascertaining what subjects they thought it desirable to bring to
the notice of the Association. In the replies received, several
correspondents mentioned the subject of inebriety as one claiming
special attention, and Dr. Lincoln, our former chairman, proposed
as a subject, ? " The Influence of Places of Detention on the
Health of Inmates." Dr. Lincoln wrote: " There is something to be
said on both sides. Benefit accrues from regular habits and good
diet. It may accrue from changed prospects . . . Injury may be
supposed to come from the necessary restrictions, the silence, the
moral depression, the absence of motive furnished by wages. But the
chief point that I refer to is the question, whether the prisoner's
surroundings are, or can be, made wholesome, consistently with
discipline in a male prison ? " Dr. Lincoln asked if the subject
had been considered with regard to the Massachusetts Reformatory
Prison for Women. It so happened that it had been considered as a
subject for a paper for this meeting, and we shall today have the
pleasure of listening to Dr. Mosher's paper on th...
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