The American Reaction to Dementia Praecox, 1900

  title={The American Reaction to Dementia Praecox, 1900},
  author={R. Noll},
  journal={History of Psychiatry},
  pages={127 - 128}
  • R. Noll
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • History of Psychiatry
The introduction of the concept of dementia praecox into Spain, 1902-19.
Edited by Dr Tom DeningModern psychiatry has been shaped by Emil Kraepelin's nosological revolution. Historiography, accordingly, has taken an interest in how his ideas on psychiatry were introducedExpand
The introduction of the concept of dementia praecox into Spain, 1902—19
The introduction of dementia praecox into Spanish psychiatry and its relationship with the theoretical debate taking place there at the time in the context of Spanish psychiatric care and institutions is analyzed. Expand
Classic Text No. 72 Non-dementia non-praecox: note on the advantages to mental hygiene of extirpating a term
In February 1919 the Harvard neuropathologist Elmer Ernst Southard (1876—1920) presented a paper in which he outlined his reasons for dropping the term `dementia praecox' in favour of a competingExpand
Kraepelin's `lost biological psychiatry'? Autointoxication, organotherapy and surgery for dementia praecox
  • R. Noll
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • History of psychiatry
  • 2007
The historical context of autointoxication theory in medicine is explored in depth to enable the understanding of Kraepelin's aetiological assumption and his application of a rational treatment based on it — organotherapy. Expand
Making Kraepelin history: a great instauration?
This introduction surveys the literature on Kraepelin's legacy and assesses efforts on the part of neo-Kraepelinians to install him as a new, post-Freudian `father' of clinical psychiatry. It arguesExpand
The blood of the insane
  • R. Noll
  • Medicine
  • History of psychiatry
  • 2006
The history of serological investigations of the blood of the insane is traced from the initial such study in 1854 by a solitary Scottish asylum physician to the January 2005 announcement by an international team of geneticists of the development of a genomic blood test that can differentially diagnose schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Expand
403402-Journal vol 5/2 April 04
  • 2005
Historical review: Autointoxication and focal infection theories of dementia praecox
  • R. Noll
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The world journal of biological psychiatry : the official journal of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry
  • 2004
Rational treatments for dementia praecox that followed logically from these aetiological theories were colonic irrigations and major abdominal surgeries such as appendicostomies, colectomies and the removal of presumably infected ovaries, testes and other organs associated with reproduction. Expand


The British reaction to dementia praecox 1893-1913. Part 1
This two-part study focuses on the early British reaction to Kraepelin's concept of dementia praecox, from 1893, when he first introduced it, to 1913 when it gained general recognition. Expand