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The development of psychiatric education in the United Kingdom

  • F. E. James (a1)
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Although there was some specialist interest in teaching psychological medicine in the 18th century, it was the Asylum Acts of 1808 and 1845 which made the subject a speciality and was responsible for drawing attention to the need for undergraduate and post-graduate training. By 1827 Alexander Morison was giving lectures on insanity in Scotland, to be followed by Dr W. A. F. Browne who, in 1836, was giving a series of lectures at the Montrose Asylum which he repeated at the Crichton Royal Hospital in 1851. Dr D. Skae of Morningside Asylum also gave lectures and clinical demonstrations on insanity from 1846. Edinburgh students benefited from teaching in insanity by Thomas Laycock, professor of medicine following his appointment in 1851 (Crichton Browne, 1851).

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