Casas de Locos: The Treatment of the Mentally Ill in the Hispanic World Before the Enlightenment.

@article{EspiForcen2019CasasDL,
  title={Casas de Locos: The Treatment of the Mentally Ill in the Hispanic World Before the Enlightenment.},
  author={Fernando Espi Forcen},
  journal={Journal of Nervous \& Mental Disease},
  year={2019}
}
  • Fernando Espi Forcen
  • Published 1 September 2019
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease
Before the Enlightenment, the mentally ill in the Hispanic world received standard medical care. After the foundation of the first hospital for specific treatment for mentally ill in Valencia in 1409, a number of hospitals opened their doors to patients with mental illness across the Iberian Peninsula during the 15th century. This model of medical care for people with mental illness was carried to America and the Philippines soon after the arrival of the Spaniards. The treatment for the… 
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