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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37-38

Jean-étienne dominique esquirol

Postgraduate, Department of psychiatry, S.V.Medical college, Tirupathi, AP, India

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G Vishnu Vardhan
Postgraduate, Department of psychiatry, S.V.Medical college, Tirupathi-517501. AP.
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Esquirol was a pioneer in the field of psychiatry who has transformed psychiatry as a medical speciality. He became the prototype of psychiatric specialist. All his activities were dedicated to the study and treatment of mental disorders and the teaching of psychiatry. He originated descriptive clinical approach and made psychiatry as a profession. He acquired fame as great as Pinel's treatise. The present paper presents a brief overview of his life and his contributions.

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