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  • W. Coroleu

The Minister of War has done for psychiatry what no Secretary for Public Instruction has ever done. In the Spanish universities psychiatry is not taught at all. Now it has become compulsory for army doctors to take up some special branch of medical work, and psychiatry is included. It is sad that such an important subject should be optional, but it is better than being ignored altogether. Dr. Fernandez Victorio, a well-known military alienist, who has distinguished himself by publishing a book on Insanity in the Spanish Army, has been appointed to give a psychiatrical course at St. Bandilius Lunatic Asylum at Barcelona, where he is instructing some military students. As in former years a few students of forensic medicine, during their ordinary medical curriculum, have attended some lectures at the same asylum. This is all the psychiatrical equipment they are provided with for their practice. No remedy for this reprehensible state of things is being suggested.

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The British Journal of Psychiatry
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