The stone of madness: starting points of the history of mental health

Authors

  • Oswaldo Salaverry Centro Nacional de Salud Intercultural, Instituto Nacional de Salud. Lima, Perú. Facultad de Medicina Humana, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. Médico, doctor en Medicina.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2012.291.322

Keywords:

Mental health, History of medicine, Public health

Abstract

Addressing the relatively recent concern of public health in the issue of mental health problems, the evolution of the concept of mental illness in the occidental pre-modern history is revised, as well as the reasons why it remained outside the mainstream of the professional healing activity. The differences between the naturalist and the supernatural views are explored as well.

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Published

2014-01-30

Issue

Section

Public Health History

How to Cite

1.
Salaverry O. The stone of madness: starting points of the history of mental health. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2014 Jan. 30 [cited 2024 Jun. 23];29(1). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/322

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