Excerpt from Instructions to the Attendants, &C., In the Royal Edinburgh Asylum, 1842 I. It is expected that the attendants shall take an interest in those placed under their charge, and exert every endeavour to pro mote their comfort and recovery. II. They must always bear in mind, that the insane are t responsible for their Words or actions, and must, therefore, on occasion, resent either intemperate language, or unruly behaviour, but exhibit uniform kindness and perfect self-control. III. As patients will rather imitate the example of their attendants than follow their instructions, it is necessary that the example set by the latter be one of order, quietness, punctuality, personal neatness, and general propriety of behaviour. IV. The recovery of the inmates being the grand object of the institution, those attendants will be most esteemed, and suitably rewarded, under whose charge, or through whose means, the greatest number recover. V. The success of the after treatment ofa patient depends very much on the impression made on his mind at the time of admission pains, therefore, must be spared, by kind attentions, on the part of the attendant, to inspire confidence on this occasion. 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.