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Asklepios: Ancient Hero of Medical Caring
- J. Bailey
- HistoryAnnals of Internal Medicine
- 15 January 1996
The Asklepian myth illustrates an ancient understanding of physicians' duties for providing care to the underserved, which historians have previously underemphasized.
Patterns of reconviction in patients discharged directly to the community from a special hospital: Implications for aftercare
Clear and consistent differences in reconviction rates were found; patients classified as psychopathically disordered were significantly more likely to be reconvicted than those classified as mentally ill and those who were subject to conditions after discharge were reconVicted significantly less often.
Characteristics of 112 cases discharged directly to the community from a new special hospital and some comparisons of performance
The literature on follow-up studies from the English Special Hospitals was examined and data from one study showed that discharge to the community via transfer to intermediate levels of security resulted in a very significant reduction in reconviction rate compared to the direct discharge groups.
Issues in the provision and evaluation of forensic services
Abstract A brief history is given of how the forensic psychiatric services have arrived at their current form. These services provide care for patients in a range of settings, from the maximum…
Personal history factors associated with reconviction in personality disordered patients discharged from a Special Hospital
Abstract Sixty-two out of 112 patients who were discharged directly to the community from a Special Hospital were identified as suffering from personality disorder. This article describes general,…
A case for Sherlock Holmes: forensic investigation of a gunshot wound to the head dating from Victorian London
Comparison of the projectile trajectory with modern forensic series suggests that this case is statistically more likely to have been a murder than a suicide, raising the possibility that a killer successfully staged events to appear as if a suicide had taken place.
Mentally disordered attackers and killers: Towards a taxonomy
Abstract Only a very small percentage of papers on homicide deal with multiple killers in spite of their intrinsic and theoretical interest for forensic clinicians. It is argued that prediction of…
Nineteen male serious reoffenders who were discharged direct to the community from a Special Hospital: I. general characteristics
Abstract There were a total of 112 discharges direct to the community from Park Lane Special Hospital. The 19 cases who were reconvicted of an offence designed as serious during the period 1974 to…
Nineteen male serious offenders who were discharged from a special hospital: II. Illustrated clinical issues
An analysis of 6 cases who were reconvicted of an offence designated as serious during the period 1974 to 1989 is presented, in terms of failures of the clinical processes which comprise the management of forensic patients.