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Revista médica de Chile

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Abstract

OSORIO A, Carlos G. History of the locations of the Casa de Orates (madhouse) in Santiago, Chile. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2016, vol.144, n.3, pp.388-393. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872016000300016.

This work describes the origin of the different locations that Casa de Orates (Madhouse) has occupied in Chile. The locations of this institution at the Yungay and Chimba neighborhoods area are specially analyzed. Moreover, the sad and poorly known incident involving the national Madhouse of Providencia is narrated.

Keywords : Chile; History of Medicine; Psychiatry.

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