Article ID: CBB502970872

Race, alcohol and general paralysis: Emil Kraepelin’s comparative psychiatry and his trips to Java (1904) and North America (1925) (2018)

unapi

This article examines Emil Kraepelin’s notion of comparative psychiatry and relates it to the clinical research he conducted at psychiatric hospitals in South-East Asia (1904) and the USA (1925). It argues that his research fits awkwardly within the common historiographic narratives of colonial psychiatry. It also disputes claims that his work can be interpreted meaningfully as the fons et origio of transcultural psychiatry. Instead, it argues that his comparative psychiatry was part of a larger neo-Lamarckian project of clinical epidemiology and was thus primarily a reflection of his own long-standing diagnostic practices and research agendas. However, the hospitals in Java and America exposed the institutional constraints and limitations of those practices and agendas.

...More
Citation URI
https://data.isiscb.org/isis/citation/CBB502970872/

Similar Citations

Article Facchinetti, Cristiana; Muñoz, Pedro Felipe Neves de; (2013)
Emil Kraepelin na ciência psiquiátrica do Rio de Janeiro, 1903--1933 (/isis/citation/CBB001420641/)

Article Marianna Scarfone; (2021)
‘Psychosis of civilization’: a colonial-situated diagnosis (/isis/citation/CBB368791802/)

Article Zorzanelli, Rafaela Teixeira; (2010)
Psicastenia (/isis/citation/CBB001420498/)

Article David Rattray; (2022)
Kraepelin’s psychiatry in the pragmatic age (/isis/citation/CBB819586652/)

Article Leitner, Bernhard; (2014)
Zum Transfer von Psychiatrie: Narrative, Termini und transkulturelle Psychiatrie in Japan (/isis/citation/CBB001552657/)

Article Wegner, Robert; Souza, Vanderlei Sebastião de; (2013)
Eugenia “negativa”, psiquiatria e catolicismo: embates em torno da esterilização eugênica no Brasil (/isis/citation/CBB001420642/)

Book Decker, Hannah S.; (2013)
The Making of DSM-III: A Diagnostic Manual's Conquest of American Psychiatry (/isis/citation/CBB001422177/)

Article Matteo Borri; (2022)
Memory and Alzheimer's Disease (/isis/citation/CBB439301179/)

Article Lara Keuck; (2018)
Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease in Kraepelin’s Clinic, 1909–1912 (/isis/citation/CBB599553583/)

Article Babini, Valeria Paola; (2010)
Kraepelin’s Mixed Reception by Early Twentieth-Century Italian Psychiatry (/isis/citation/CBB067309452/)

Book Coleborne, Catharine; (2010)
Madness in the Family: Insanity and Institutions in the Australasian Colonial World, 1860--1914 (/isis/citation/CBB001031295/)

Thesis Freed, Christopher R.; (2008)
Doctors and Drunks: Addiction Medicine and Addiction Psychiatry in America (/isis/citation/CBB001561434/)

Authors & Contributors
Broere, Sebastiaan
Borri, Matteo
Rattray, David
Scarfone, Marianna
Keuck, Lara
Leitner, Bernhard
Journals
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
NTM: Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften, Technik und Medizin
Technology and Culture
Physis: Rivista Internazionale di Storia della Scienza
Medicina nei Secoli - Arte e Scienza
Journal of Military History
Publishers
Springer
Palgrave Macmillan
Oxford University Press
New York University
New York, City University of
Concepts
Psychiatry
Clinical psychology
Mental disorders and diseases
Cross-cultural interaction; cultural influence
Colonialism
Netherlands, colonies
People
Kraepelin, Emil
Engelhard, C. F.
Spitzer, Robert L.
Rüdin, Ernst
Kehl, Renato Ferraz
Janet, Pierre
Time Periods
20th century, early
19th century
20th century, late
20th century
Places
United States
Germany
Java (Indonesia)
Brazil
Libya
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Institutions
Great Britain. Royal Air Force
Comments

Be the first to comment!

{{ comment.created_by.username }} on {{ comment.created_on | date:'medium' }}

Log in or register to comment