© 1987


  • Authors
  • H. Hippius
  • G. Peters
  • D. Ploog

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Emil Kraepelin
    Pages 1-190
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 191-270

About this book


When Emil Kraepelin died (15. 02. 1856-07. 10. 1926), he left behind his memoirs, which were not published until today. Co-workers and col­ leagues from the last years of Kraepelin's life and his family knew that such an autobiography existed, but they were not sure whether these memoirs should be made public, so they remained unpublished. At a commemoration 50 years after Emil Kraepelin's death in Mu­ nich (1976) the descendants, who attended the festivities, agreed to the editors' suggestion to publish the "Memoirs". Through this publication we have been able to learn more about the life of a man, whose work has had a decisive and lasting effect on the entire psychiatry since the end of the last century. When one reads the memoirs, one has to admit that on­ ly very little is known about this great psychiatrist's personality and path through life and that this gap has by no means been filled by the publica­ tion of his memoirs. Perhaps this publication will encourage work on a biography, which will give us more information on Kraepelin's person­ ality, life and scientific work. The focal-point of Kraepelin's work lies in the classification of psy­ chiatric clinical syndromes, which was developed from clinical observa­ tions, was constantly tested empirically and was altered taking new findings and knowledge into account. However, the basis of this system has remained unchanged and valid until today.


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Editors and affiliations

  • H. Hippius
    • 1
  • G. Peters
    • 2
  • D. Ploog
    • 3
  1. 1.Psychiatrische Klinik und Poliklinik der Ludwig-Maximillians-UniversitätMünchen 2Germany
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Gesellschaft für PsychiatrieGermany
  3. 3.Max-Plank-Institut für PsychiatrieMünchen 40Germany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Memoirs
  • Authors Emil Kraepelin
  • Editors Hanns Hippius
    Gerd Peters
    Detlev Ploog
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-17580-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-71926-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-71924-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 270
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Language and Literature
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