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About Diagnostics at the Mental Asylum of Riga Citadel in 1787--1790 (2013)


The article offers information on the mental asylum at Riga Citadel, that was opened by the Livonian Board for Social Care in 1787, in Latvia from 1787 to 1790. The facility is divided according to gender and the rooms of prisoners are separated from women in correction house. The inmates are treated by the police physician and his two assistants. Moreover, the number of prisoners with psychological illnesses are also mentioned.

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Authors & Contributors
Smith, Leonard D.
Andrews, Jonathan
Topp, Leslie Elizabeth
Moran, James E.
Silvano, Giovanni
Scull, Andrew T.
History of Psychiatry
Asclepio: Archivo Iberoamericano de Historia de la Medicina
Journal of Medical Biography
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Eighteenth-Century Studies
Franco Angeli
University of California Press
Oxford University Press
Yale University Press
Psychiatric hospitals
Mental disorders and diseases
Hospitals and clinics
Pinel, Philippe
Monro, John
Cox, Joseph Mason (1763–1818)
Tuke, William
Carnegie, Susan
Kraepelin, Emil
Great Britain
United States
Ontario (Canada)
18th century
19th century
20th century
17th century
20th century, early
Toronto Hospital for the Insane

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