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Conolly, John, M.D., D.C.L., was born in 1795, and was educated for the medical profession at the University of Edinburgh. He settled in London, and devoted his attention to the treatment of insanity, as to which the public conscience was beginning to awaken. To him is largely due the more humane system now pursued in the management of lunatics. He was for many years physician to the Hanwell Asylum, the Asylum for Idiots, and other institutions. He wrote valuable works on the symptoms of madness, and the construction and management of asylums, besides contributing largely to scientific journals. One of his last literary efforts was a treatise on Hamlet's mental characteristics. He died in 1866.