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Gustav Nikolaus Specht (1860–1940): psychiatric practice, research and teaching during a change of psychiatric paradigm before and after Kraepelin

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Braun, Birgit ; Kornhuber, Johannes
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Gustav Specht (1860-1940) developed academic psychiatry in Erlangen. After studying medicine in Wurzburg, Munich and Berlin, he became assistant medical director in the mental asylum of Erlangen. In 1897 he was appointed extraordinary, and in 1903 ordinary, Professor of Psychiatry. A good clinician and teacher, Specht worked during a time of paradigm change in psychiatry. He was an expert in ...


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