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Henri F. Ellenberger, the Swiss medical historian, is best remembered today as the author of The Discovery of the Unconscious (1970), a brilliant, encyclopedic study of psychiatric theory and therapy from primitive times to the mid-twentieth century. However, in addition to this well-known work, Ellenberger has written over thirty essays in the history of the mental sciences. This collection unites fourteen of Ellenberger's most interesting and methodologically innovative historical essays, many of which draw on new and rich bodies of primary materials. Several of the articles appear here in English translation for the first time.

The essays deal with subjects such as the intellectual origins of psycho-analysis, the work of the French psychological school of Jean-Martin Charcot and Pierre Janet, the role of the "great patients" in the history of psychiatry, and the cultural history of psychiatry. The publication of these writings, which corresponds with the opening in Paris of the Institut Henri Ellenberger, truly establishes Ellenberger as the founding figure of the historiography of psychiatry. Accompanying the essays are an extensive interpretive introduction and a detailed bibliographical essay by the editor.

Originally published in 1993.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontispiece, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface and Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-xii
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  1. Introduction: Henri F. Ellenberger and the Origins of European Psychiatric Historiography
  2. pp. 3-86
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  1. Part 1: Freud and Early Psychoanalysis
  2. pp. 87-88
  1. 1. Fechner and Freud
  2. pp. 89-103
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  1. 2. Moritz Benedikt (1835-1920): An Insufficiently Appreciated Pioneer of Psychoanalysis
  2. pp. 104-118
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  1. 3. Freud's Lecture on Masculine Hysteria (October 15, 1886): A Critical Study
  2. pp. 119-136
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  1. Part 2: Figures and Movements in the History of the Mental Sciences
  2. pp. 137-138
  1. 4. Charcot and the Salpêtrière School
  2. pp. 139-154
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  1. 5. Pierre Janet, Philosopher
  2. pp. 155-175
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  1. 6. The Scope of Swiss Psychology
  2. pp. 176-191
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  1. 7. The Life and Work of Hermann Rorschach (1884-1922)
  2. pp. 192-236
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  1. Part 3: The Great Patients
  2. pp. 237-238
  1. 8. Psychiatry and Its Unknown History
  2. pp. 239-253
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  1. 9. The Story of "Anna O.": A Critical Review with New Data
  2. pp. 254-272
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  1. 10. The Story of "Emmy von N.": A Critical Study with New Documents
  2. pp. 273-290
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  1. 11. C. G. Jung and the Story of Helene Preiswerk: A Critical Study with New Documents
  2. pp. 291-306
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  1. Part 4: Themes in the History of Psychiatric Ideas
  2. pp. 307-308
  1. 12. The Fallacies of Psychiatric Classification
  2. pp. 309-327
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  1. 13. The Concept of "Maladie Creatrice"
  2. pp. 328-340
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  1. 14. The Pathogenic Secret and Its Therapeutics
  2. pp. 341-360
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  1. Appendices
  2. pp. 361-362
  1. Appendix A. The Discovery of the Unconscious: Table of Contents
  2. pp. 363-366
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  1. Appendix B. Report on My Study Trip to Europe, Summer of 1963
  2. Henri F. Ellenberger
  3. pp. 367-374
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  1. Appendix C. Henri F. Ellenberger: Complete Writings in the History of Psychiatry
  2. pp. 375-378
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  1. Bibliographical Essay
  2. pp. 379-414
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400863426
MARC Record
OCLC
889252753
Pages
428
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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