The reception of Eugen Bleuler in British psychiatry, 1892-1954.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207699
Title:
The reception of Eugen Bleuler in British psychiatry, 1892-1954.
Authors:
Dalzell, Thomas
Affiliation:
School of Psychotherapy, St Vincent's University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4,, Republic of Ireland. tdalzell@eircom.net
Citation:
Hist Psychiatry. 2010 Sep;21(83 Pt 3):325-39.
Journal:
History of psychiatry
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207699
PubMed ID:
21879690
Abstract:
This article draws on over 60 years of British medical journals and psychiatry textbooks to indicate the chronological stages of the reception of Eugen Bleuler in British psychiatry. Bleuler was already well known in Britain before his schizophrenia book appeared, with the journals containing numerous references, mainly positive, to his work. The psychiatry textbooks, however, were slower to integrate his contribution. This paper argues that this was not due to Bleuler's placing Freud on a par with Kraepelin, but because of the early negative reaction to Kraepelin's dementia praecox concept, despite Bleuler's wider and less ominous conception of the illness.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Great Britain; History, 19th Century; History, 20th Century; Humans; Psychiatry/*history; Psychoanalysis/*history; Schizophrenia/*history
ISSN:
0957-154X (Print); 0957-154X (Linking)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDalzell, Thomasen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:35:18Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:35:18Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:35:18Z-
dc.identifier.citationHist Psychiatry. 2010 Sep;21(83 Pt 3):325-39.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0957-154X (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0957-154X (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid21879690en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207699-
dc.description.abstractThis article draws on over 60 years of British medical journals and psychiatry textbooks to indicate the chronological stages of the reception of Eugen Bleuler in British psychiatry. Bleuler was already well known in Britain before his schizophrenia book appeared, with the journals containing numerous references, mainly positive, to his work. The psychiatry textbooks, however, were slower to integrate his contribution. This paper argues that this was not due to Bleuler's placing Freud on a par with Kraepelin, but because of the early negative reaction to Kraepelin's dementia praecox concept, despite Bleuler's wider and less ominous conception of the illness.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshGreat Britainen_GB
dc.subject.meshHistory, 19th Centuryen_GB
dc.subject.meshHistory, 20th Centuryen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshPsychiatry/*historyen_GB
dc.subject.meshPsychoanalysis/*historyen_GB
dc.subject.meshSchizophrenia/*historyen_GB
dc.titleThe reception of Eugen Bleuler in British psychiatry, 1892-1954.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Psychotherapy, St Vincent's University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4,, Republic of Ireland. tdalzell@eircom.neten_GB
dc.identifier.journalHistory of psychiatryen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-
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