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The Burgholzli Hospital: Its History and Legacy

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The Burgholzli Hospital: Its History and Legacy

Roy Abraham Kallivayalil. Indian J Psychiatry.

Abstract

The Burgholzli Hospital Zurich has a very important place in history, as part of of modern era in Psychiatry. Founded in 1870 by the efforts of Griesinger, it was here many eminent path breakers in Psychiatry like Bleuler, Jung, Adolf Meyer and others once worked. From here, Bleuler coined the term "Schizophrenia". Now the University Hospital of Zurich, Burgholzli's transformation from a mental hospital to a centre of excellence speaks of a rich legacy. It is a model worth emulating in many parts of the world.

Keywords: Blueler; Burgholzli Hospital; Griesinger; Jung; Zurich; centre of excellence; history; legacy; mental hospital; schizophrenia.

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