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A Unique Forensic Diagnostic Hospital
NORMAN C. JABLON; ROBERT L. SADOFF; MELVIN S. HELLER
Am J Psychiatry 1970;126:1663-1667.
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Clinical instructor in psychiatry, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa. and Clinical director, State Maximum Security Forensic Diagnostic Hospital, Holmesburg Prison, Philadelphia, Pa.

Clinical assistant professor in psychiatry, lecturer in law, and training supervisor in forensic psychiatry at the law school, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa.

Clinical professor of psychiatry, director, division of forensic psychiatry, and co-director, unit in law and psychiatry at the health sciences center, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa.

1970, American Psychiatric Association

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The authors describe a special maximum security facility established to provide comprehensive psychiatric evaluation of defendants and present results of studies on 200 patients examined over a two-year period. The uniqueness of this hospital lies in its specially trained staff working over a prolonged period of time with highly selected patients exhibiting volatile behavior.

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