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  • Louis Riel: a case study in involuntary psychiatric confinement. [Historical Article]
    Can Psychiatr Assoc J 1978; 23(7):463-8Flanagan TE
  • Louis Riel was confined against his will in insane asylums from March 6, 1876 to January 23, 1878. Psychiatrists and historians have generally interpreted his certification as an act of benevolence to Riel at a time when he was non compos mentis. However, detailed study of surviving records and manuscript sources shows that the commitment was legally suspect in a number of ways: proper signatures…
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