Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: mistreatment of those with mental illness

  • Vincenzo Chiarugi, who freed the insane from their chains

    Vincenzo Chiarugi. Via Wikimedia. Vincenzo Chiarugi was one of the pioneers of a more humane treatment of the mentally ill, along with William Tuke (1732–1822) in York and Philippe Pinel (1745–1826) and Étienne-Jean Georget (1795–1828) in Paris. They all lived at a time when those with mental illness were frequently confined in dungeons and ill-treated,…