Changes in Psychiatry: An Aspect of the Panorama of the XXth Century

  • H. Schipperges


Only a few days ago the universities of Basle and Heidelberg celebrated the 100th birthday of Karl Jaspers, physician, philosopher, politician, cosmopolite and initially a psychiatrist -: for some, Jaspers was a milestone in the development of psychiatry, for others, a reminder of stagnation and resignation, all in all doubtlessly a paradigm of the problems of psychopathology. He wrote in his “Psychopathology” (1942) that, “what happened in science during the last forty years”, could not be unified so easily without any further ado.


XXth Century Modern Psychiatry Karl Jasper Clinical Psychopathology Cuckoo Land 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Schipperges
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  1. 1.Institut f. Geschichte der MedizinHeidelberg 1Germany

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