HC Deb 31 March 1892 vol 3 c361

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he will explain why the Board of Control in Dublin have objected to medical students visiting the Eglinton or Cork District Lunatic Asylum for the purpose of obtaining clinical instruction, although the students have been in the habit of visiting the institution for years past; and whether the Board of Governors have expressed their disapprobation of the mandate of the Board of Control?


I think the hon. Member must be misinformed, because I am told that neither the Board of Control nor the Inspectors of Lunatic Asylums in Ireland have interfered in any way with the visits of medical students to the Cork District Lunatic Asylum. I have also received information from the resident medical superintendent of the asylum, in which he says that— No action whatever has been taken for removing medical students from this asylum, and, in fact, I have only just finished my three months' course of clinical instruction to students.