Resident Physician





The Resident Physician, who shall also be the Superintendent, shall be

the chief executive officer of the Asylum; he shall have the general

superintendence of the buildings, grounds, and property, subject to the

laws and regulations of the Trustees; he shall have the sole control and

management of the patients; he shall ascertain their condition, daily

prescribe their treatment, and adopt such sanitary measures as he may

think best; he shall appoint, with the approval of the Trustees, so many

attendants and assistants as he may think proper and necessary for the

economical and efficient performance of the business of the Asylum,

prescribe their several duties and places;--he shall, also, from time to

time, give such orders and instructions as he may judge best calculated

to insure good conduct, fidelity and economy in every department of

labor and expense; and he is authorized and enjoined to maintain

salutary discipline among all who are employed by the Institution, and

uniform obedience to all the rules and regulations of the

Asylum.--[State Law of 1858.





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