The origins of psychosurgery: Shaw, Burckhardt and Moniz

@article{Berros1997TheOO,
  title={The origins of psychosurgery: Shaw, Burckhardt and Moniz},
  author={Germ{\'a}n E. Berr{\'i}os},
  journal={History of Psychiatry},
  year={1997},
  volume={8},
  pages={061 - 81}
}
  • G. Berríos
  • Published 1 March 1997
  • Psychology
  • History of Psychiatry
The concepts and techniques involved in the origins of psychosurgery during the late nineteenth century are analysed, particularly in the work of Claye Shaw and Gottlieb Burckhardt. It is shown that their views and therapeutic behaviour were guided by scientific, ethical and social warrants not dissimilar from those of today. The debate that followed their work can thus be considered as a trial run to that elicited by the work of Moniz. This paper focuses on the work of Shaw, Cripps, Tuke and… 

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