Mental patient

Mental patient

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Credit: JEAN-LOUP CHARMET/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Mental patient. Historical artwork of a mentally ill woman. This is a detail from a 19th century painting by Robert Fleury depicting mental patients being freed from their chains by the pioneering psychiatrist Philippe Pinel. Pinel advocated humane treatment of those with mental illnesses. For a detail of the same work showing Pinel, see H416/298. For an engraving based on the original, see N560/002.

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Keywords: 18th century, asylum, female, freed, healthcare, historical image, history, inmate, medical, medicine, mental hospital, mental illness, patient, psychiatric, psychiatry, psychology, salpetriere hospital, woman

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