Development of Department of Psychiatry in University of Latvia in the 1920's

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Abstract

Psychiatry emerged as a field of science in Latvia in 1920, when the Department of Psychiatry in the University of Latvia was established. The first chair of this department was Dr. Med. Hermanis Buduls, elected as a professor in 1924, but as assistants in the 1920’s worked M. Kazaks, A. Karps, V. Kraulis, N. Jerums, and H. Saltups. The scientific papers of professor Buduls and his assistants point out agreement in the theory of neurogenic origins of mental disorders. The malaria fever therapy for general paralysis of the insane was introduced, thus psychiatrists from Latvia at the time made a contribution in the development of the first biological treatment method in psychiatry.
Translated title of the contributionDevelopment of Department of Psychiatry in University of Latvia in the 1920's
Original languageLatvian
Title of host publicationLatvijas Universitātes Raksti
EditorsIlgonis Vilks
Place of PublicationRīga
PublisherLatvijas Universitāte
Pages54-64
ISBN (Print)978-9984-45-295-1
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameZinātņu vēsture un muzejniecība=History of Sciences and Museology
Volume763
ISSN (Print)1407-2157

Keywords*

  • psihiatrijas vēsture
  • LU Psihiatrijas katedra

Field of Science*

  • 3.5 Other medical sciences

Publication Type*

  • 3.2. Articles or chapters in other proceedings other than those included in 3.1., with an ISBN or ISSN code

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