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Tales from Münchhausen's country: forensic psychiatry in Germany

  • Gwen Jones (a1)
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It was with some surprise that I learnt I should be settling but a stone's throw away from Baron von Münchhausen's birthplace in today's West Germany. The house at Bodenwerder on the Weser where he was born now serves as the town hall; the Münchhausen family had obviously been influential in the area for when I began to work in the psychiatric hospital at Moringen, I found that the original building had been erected by them in 1738.

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