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By David B. Wexler

THE middle OF psychological well-being legislations A musty dossier in Arizona's Greenlee County Courthouse finds that on January 22, 1912, presently prior to Arizona grew to become a country, a 19-year-old Mexican-American lady dwelling in Morenci was once taken into custody and positioned within the county reformatory by means of a deputy sheriff who, that very same day, filed with the Greenlee County Probate courtroom the subsequent devote­ ment petition: Have recognized lady approximately twelve months. final summer-July or Aug. 19- started to behave irrational. Has been below therapy of physicians previous four months. They referred to as me this A.M. and advised me they have been not able to regard her successfully-that she is loopy and that i needs to arrest her. The proposed sufferer used to be it sounds as if tested the following day by means of physicians, who duly accomplished the mandatory clinical questionnaire. as well as pointing out that the patient's actual overall healthiness was once strong, that she used to be "cleanly" in her own conduct, that she didn't use liquor, tobacco, or medicinal drugs, and that neither she nor any of her family had ever been mentally sick or hospitalized some time past, the medical professionals indexed the persist with­ ing info on these parts of the shape dedicated to psychological disease and dangerousness: Dangerousness: No threats or makes an attempt to dedicate suicide or homicide. Is of a really satisfied temperament. tends to snigger and sing. evidence indicating madness: She desired to dance. such a lot of dialog was once relatively rational.

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