- Phil·lippe [fee-leep] /fiˈlip/, 1745–1826, French physician: reformer in the treatment and care of the mentally ill.
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He credits Pinel with being the first to call attention to stupor.
Of Pinel, in relation to England, I must here say a few words.Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles
Daniel Hack Tuke
The French, beginning with Pinel in the 18th Century, were the first to write extensively of stupor.
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.
- 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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