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Philippe Pinel

First name
Philippe
Last name
Pinel
Date of birth
April 20, 1745
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Date of death
October 25, 1826
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This French psychiatrist pioneered humane or moral treatment of mental disorders, dramatized by his unchaining of the inmates of the Bicêtre in Paris. He also devised an early classification of mental disorders as melancholia, mania, dementia, and idiocy.

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Portrait courtesy Moody Medical Library)

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