He set down his observations and his conclusions in a long report, which he signed with Pinel.
He credits Pinel with being the first to call attention to stupor.
At that period, Pinel advanced the revolutionary idea that insanity was not a sin, but a disease like all other diseases.
Of Pinel, in relation to England, I must here say a few words.
The recognition of this he expressly ascribes to his predecessor: ‘grce aux principes exposs par Pinel.’
The French, beginning with Pinel in the 18th Century, were the first to write extensively of stupor.
Mr. Pinel said to him, “Young man, I think both your body and your soul are in great danger.”
To obtain revenge on him, Pinel poisoned some of the apples, feeling sure that only Gawaine would eat them.
This great revolution of Pinel, Chiarugi, and others, changed the attitude of the public mind toward the insane.
This story was confirmed when Pinel fled hastily from the court, for then all saw clearly that Guenever was innocent of the crime.
Pinel Pi·nel (pē-něl'), Philippe. 1745-1826.
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.