Historical Transformation of Social Attitudes and Changements in Therapy and Assistance of Santa Maria della Pietà Hospital

A. Iaria, M. A. Coccanari De' Fornari


In view of a rennovation of psychiatric assistance, the Authors briefly deal with the history of the social attitude to this issue. Some evidencies are taken from the archives of Santa Maria della Pietà, the major institutions in Rome for the control of "Madness".


Key words: Psychiatric Hospital - Santa Maria della Pietà - Psychiatric historiography

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