Curious Facts Relating to Insanity
Mental Illness, Scientific Practitioners
Bethlehem Royal Hospital
The account details the characteristics of insane patients. It is observed that, according to Philippe Pinel, the register of the Hospice de Bicetre, Paris, does not contain 'the name of a single person accustomed to the habitual exercise of his intellectual faculties; not one naturalist, or natural philosopher of ability; no chemist, no geometrician'.
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