Franco Basaglia (1924—1980): Three Decades (1979—2009) as a Bridge Between the Italian and Brazilian Mental Health Reform

  title={Franco Basaglia (1924—1980): Three Decades (1979—2009) as a Bridge Between the Italian and Brazilian Mental Health Reform},
  author={Paolo Fusar-Poli and De Cordier Bruno and Jo{\~a}o Paulo MACHADO-DE-SOUSA and Jos{\'e} Alexandre S. Crippa},
  journal={International Journal of Social Psychiatry},
  pages={100 - 103}
Franco Basaglia was the most influential Italian psychiatrist of the 20th century. He was born in Venice on 11 March 1924. After obtaining his medical degree from Padova University, Italy in 1949, he trained in the local school of psychiatry, where he familiarized himself with the philosophical accounts of Minkowski, Biswanger and Jaspers. Basaglia advocated for what become the most important reform of the Italian mental health system, the legge 180/78 (law number 180, year 1978), which… 
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