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Philippe Pinel, French Physician
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Philippe Pinel (1745-1826) was a French physician who was instrumental in the development of a more humane psychological approach to the custody and care of psychiatric patients, referred to today as moral treatment. He also made notable contributions to the classification of mental disorders and has been described by some as "the father of modern psychiatry".
March 7th, 2013
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