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A History of Psychiatry in Nigeria

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In Nigeria different historical periods of psychiatry, traditional, transitional, modern, exist smultane-ously. Describing present conditions is almost identical with narrating “the long and doleful history of the insane of all countries, from its first recorded beginnings in the days of antiquity up to modern times” (Cunyngham Brown, 1938).

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Boroffka, A. (1985). A History of Psychiatry in Nigeria. In: Pichot, P., Berner, P., Wolf, R., Thau, K. (eds) Psychiatry The State of the Art. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-1853-9_113

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