Excerpt from Twenty-Five Years With the Insane The author desires, in this way, to ackwledge his obligations to the Superintendents of the asylums for the insane in Michigan, and especially to Dr. Palmer, of Kalamazoo, for his kindness in examining the manuscript of the book, and for many valuable suggestions. It should be stated, however, that he is in degree responsible for any opinions and ideas expressed. It is deemed necessary to make only this general ackwledgment for the material derived from historical and other books treating of mental diseases, since those works are well kwn to all familiar with the literature of insanity, and most of the matter thus obtained is, to a large extent, common property. The author is under much obligation to H. A. Ford, Esq., for his invaluable assistance in the corrections of proofs, and for many typographical suggestions. Messrs. Winn & Hammond also deserve grateful mention for the beautiful form in which the book appears. 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.