The British reaction to dementia praecox 1893-1913. Part 2

Robin M. Ion, M. Dominic Beer

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Part 1 of this study described the backdrop to the development of Kraepelin's ideas on dementia praecox and examined the response to the concept in the British psychiatric textbooks and journals of the period. Part 2 now explores the reaction to the concept in the professional meetings of the period, held by the British Medical Association (BMA) and the Medico-Psychological Association (MPA) during the years 1893 to 1913. In addition, it examines and evaluates the main issues and conclusions arising from the debate.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-431
Number of pages13
JournalHistory of Psychiatry
Issue number52
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002


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