[The quarrel of 1843 on the "relationship between the physical and the moral" in the causes of insanity].

@article{Carbonel2010TheQO,
  title={[The quarrel of 1843 on the "relationship between the physical and the moral" in the causes of insanity].},
  author={Frederic Carbonel},
  journal={Vesalius : acta internationales historiae medicinae},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={88-90}
}
Moreau de Jonnès, in his statistical Documents on France, published in 1835, and in his Statistics of the Insane, recorded "idiocy" and "epilepsy" among the physical causes of insanity. In contrast, Parchappe held that "epilepsy" and "idiocy "constituted" in no way, real causes" of insanity. They were singular diseases, different from "madness". Their "cause" was "an imperfection of organization, and this is an essential cause", he emphasized, that was purely organic and physiological. During… CONTINUE READING