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Revista Latinoamericana de Psicopatologia Fundamental

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Abstract

ODA, Ana Maria Galdini Raimundo. Juliano Moreira and (his) history of aid to the insane in Brazil. Rev. latinoam. psicopatol. fundam. [online]. 2011, vol.14, n.4, pp. 721-727. ISSN 1415-4714.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-47142011000400011.

This article comments on a text by Juliano Moreira, who, in 1905, published a history of aid to the mentally ill in Brazil, where he tells of the founding of the Pedro II Asylum (the first in the country), describes the aid provided in Rio de Janeiro, then capital of Brazil, and in several Brazilian states, and comments on the first Federal Law for the insane, enacted in 1903. This is an important historical document written by one of the most outstanding protagonists of the project for modernizing Brazilian psychiatry during a period that was essential for its institutional consolidation and scientific recognition.

Keywords : National Asylum for the Insane - Brazil; Juliano Moreira; history of psychiatry; psychiatric legislation [history].

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