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Two decades of psychiatry in Zimbabwe: 1964–1984

  • Terry Buchan (a1)
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The first Pan African Conference in 1961 made a number of recommendations to guide the development of psychiatric services in emergent African countries. The purpose of this paper is to show that the application of these recommendations, admittedly serendipitously at times, led to a considerable measure of success in Zimbabwe.

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Buchan, T. & Baker, A. P. (1974) Psychiatric services in Matabeleland: A comparison with services existing in developed countries. South African Medical Journal, 48, 925930.
Buchan, T. & Hudson, G. (1975) Psychiatric follow-up services in Matabeleland. South African Medical Journal, 49, 2126.
Buchan, T., Nyamuswa, R. L. & Futter, G. E. (1981) Community psychiatric services in Mashonaland, Zimbabwe. Central African Journal of Medicine, 27, 111115.
Buchan, T., Nyamuswa, R. L. & Sparling, P. (1985) The management of dangerous patients in Zimbabwe. In Aggression and Dangerousness (eds. Farington, D. P. & Gunn, T.). Bristol: John Wiley, 241259.
Rachman, I. (1970) Epilepsy in African hospital practice. Central African Journal of Medicine, 8, 201204.
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Two decades of psychiatry in Zimbabwe: 1964–1984

  • Terry Buchan (a1)
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