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The history of modern psychiatry in the Indian subcontinent is the story of the establishment of mental hospitals in India. Before the arrival of the British East India Company in 1600 there were no institutions to keep the insane. As such the early establishment of mental hospitals in the Indian sub-continent reflected the needs and demands of European(More)
The 'psychiatric importance of pellagra The psychiatric importance of pellagra is considerable. It has been estimated that from 4 to 10 per cent of all pellagrins show mental symptoms (Henderson and Gillespie, 1940). In England, pellagra has been noted in lunatic asylums since 1913. There were 21 deaths from pellagra in 1922, mostly from the Lancashire(More)
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