Article ID: CBB000931812

Quand Esquirol écrivait au sous-préfet de Foix “Hautes Pyrénées” (2006)


Guiroy, Jean-Yves (Author)

Histoire des Sciences Médicales
Volume: 40
Pages: 297--300

Publication Date: 2006
Edition Details: Proceedings from: Séance sur le thème de l'histoire de la psychiatrie
Language: French

Analysis of a letter from Esquirol on 18 Jan 1814 to the Sous-Prefet de Foix in which he asked about the investigation of the strange behavior of an insane woman found nude in the wild of the Pyrenees. He requested he be given the skull of the insane woman, who died in prison, so that he could compare it with other skulls he collected from depressed patients. The most important aspect of the letter is showing us how Esquirol was fascinated by "l'ensauvagement"

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Authors & Contributors
Faschi, Viviana
Lacroix, Agnès
Valeriano, Annacarla
Trichet, Yohan
Doron, Claude-Olivier
Zorzanelli, Rafaela Teixeira
History of Psychiatry
Medicina Historica
Mefisto: Rivista di medicina, filosofia, storia
Past and Present
NTM: Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften, Technik und Medizin
North Carolina Historical Review
Palgrave Macmillan
Oxford University Press
Ohio University Press
University of Chicago
Mental disorders and diseases
Clinical psychology
Psychiatric hospitals
Esquirol, Jean Étienne Dominique
Felix Voisin
Snell, Ludwig
Skae, David
Schreber, Daniel Paul
Pinel, Philippe
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
18th century
20th century, early
Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Edinburgh (Scotland)
United States
New Zealand

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