Henry Maudsley

Henry Maudsley

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Henry Maudsley (1835-1918) was a pioneering British psychiatrist., Henry Maudsley was born on an isolated farm near Giggleswick in North Yorkshire and educated at University College London. He was an outstandingly brilliant medical student, collecting ten Gold Medals and graduating with an M.D. degree in 1857. Like Charles Darwin, Maudsley lost his mother at an early age and, to some extent, he carried signs of bereavement throughout his adult life, compromising his intellectual gifts with temperamental caution, detachment and secretiveness. Initially seeking employment in the East India medical services, he was required to have psychiatric experience and took an asylum job at the West Riding Asylum in Wakefield for ten months. He then worked, less happily, at the Essex County Asylum at Brentwood for a brief period. Unlike his near-contemporary James Crichton-Browne, Maudsley regarded himself as a physician rather than as a medical psychologist; and despite his trenchant materialism, Maudsley never flirted with phrenological ideas.show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134959979
  • 9786134959971