The prognosis of dementia praecox: the group of schizophrenias : 1908 : Eugene Bleuler

by Julia Evans on January 1, 1908

Originally published :

Die Prognose der Dementia Praecos – Schizophreniegruppe,  Allgemeine Zeitschrift für Psychiatrie, Eugene Bleuler, vol 65, p436-464

Translation into English of p436-464

The prognosis of dementia praecox: the group of schizophrenias : 1908 : Eugene Bleuler

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p59-74 of  The Clinical Roots of the Schizophrenia Concept : 28th November 1986 : John Cutting & Michael Shepherd (Editors & Authors) :

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Eugen Bleuler (1857-1939)

Quoted from ‘The clinical Roots of the schizophrenia Concept:

Eugen Bleuler was born in a Swiss village near Zurich, of farming stock. He studied medicine in Zurich and after a short period in Paris with Charcot and a brief stay in London to study neuropathology he returned to Zurich where he remained for the rest of his life, becoming director of the internationally renowned Burgholzli Clinic. Bleuler first introduced the term schizophrenia in 1908, in the following article which has never been translated into English before. He suggested that this term was more appropriate than dementia praecox. His monograph on schizophrenia published in 1911 was only translated into English in 1950 and is now out of print. The current extract therefore provides a useful summary of his views on schizophrenia.

Referenced by Jacques Lacan :

‘The Case of Aimée, or Self-punitive Paranoia’: Jacques Lacan: 1932 or here

p4 of Russell Grigg’s translation : Seminar III :16th November 1955:

p135 of Russell Grigg’s translation : Seminar III : 8th February 1956: 1955-1956

See Seminar III: The Psychoses: 1955-1956: from 16th November 1955: Jacques Lacan

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Further texts

By Eugene Bleuler here

By John Cutting here

By Michael Shepherd here

By Jacques Lacan here

Case studies here

Of the clinic here

Lacanian History here