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Pinel

[pee-nel]
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noun
  1. Phil·lippe [fee-leep] /fiˈlip/, 1745–1826, French physician: reformer in the treatment and care of the mentally ill.
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Historical Examples

  • He credits Pinel with being the first to call attention to stupor.

    Benign Stupors

    August Hoch

  • Of Pinel, in relation to England, I must here say a few words.

  • The French, beginning with Pinel in the 18th Century, were the first to write extensively of stupor.

    Benign Stupors

    August Hoch

  • To obtain revenge on him, Pinel poisoned some of the apples, feeling sure that only Gawaine would eat them.

  • This story was confirmed when Pinel fled hastily from the court, for then all saw clearly that Guenever was innocent of the crime.


pinel in Medicine

Pinel

(pē-nĕl)Philippe 1745-1826
  1. French physician and pioneer of psychiatry who made reforms that led to more humane treatment for the mentally ill and began the classification of a number of mental disorders.
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