Excerpt from Handbook for Attendants on the Insane An attendant, as defined by the Lunacy Act, 16 & 17 Vic. c. 96, s. 36, 'Shall mean any person, whether male or female, who shall be employed, either wholly or partially, in the personal care, control, or management of any lunatic in any registered hospital or licensed house, or of any single patient.' The following valuable remarks relating to the duties of attendants, from the ninth Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy, should be read by all those who undertake this responsible post: - 'We avail ourselves of this occasion to tice a subject of essential importance in connexion with the management of asylums, and the treatment of their inmates. The skill and judgment of a superintendent or proprietor are of little avail, unless he be zealously supported, and his orders effectually carried out by an adequate staff of well-qualified attendants. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.