The Directions of psychiatric research by Emil Kraepelin. 1887.

  title={The Directions of psychiatric research by Emil Kraepelin. 1887.},
  author={Eric J. Engstrom and Matthias Max Weber},
  journal={History of psychiatry},
  volume={16 63 Pt 3},
This classic text reproduces Emil Kraepelin's inaugural lecture at the University of Dorpat in 1887. It represents one of the most succinct contemporary surveys of German psychiatric discourse in the 1880s. It also outlines Kraepelin's own research priorities in the early years of his career, providing important historical background to the motives that drove him to place such great emphasis on (and hope in) experimental psychology. Contrary to our contemporary image of Kraepelin as a grand… CONTINUE READING

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