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Medico-Philosophical Treatise on Mental Alienation: Entirely Reworked and Extensively Expanded (1809)

Medico-Philosophical Treatise on Mental Alienation: Entirely Reworked and Extensively Expanded (1809)

Gordon Hickish, David Healy, Louis Charland

ISBN: 978-0-470-71223-8 July 2008 232 Pages

Description

A treatise on mental illness written during the birth of modern psychiatry

The founder of French psychiatry wrote Medico-Philosophical Treatise on Mental Alienation in 1800 and reworked it nine years later. This book is the "Entirely Reworked and Extensively Expanded" version from 1809. Today, it can give historians of medicine and psychiatrists an overview of mental illnesses as they were viewed in that era. The author, Philippe Pinel, became known as the doctor who worked to free the insane from chains.