Twisted Ways from Melancholy to Depression (in Polish Lands)

Avant, Vol. XI, No. 1, doi: 10.26913/avant.2020.01.06
published under license CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

Jakub Zawiła-Niedźwiecki
Center for Bioethics and Biolaw, Institute of Philosophy
University of Warsaw, Poland
j.zawila-niedzwiecki @ uw.edu.pl

Published 15 December 2019   Download full text

Abstract: This paper is a review of Mira Marcinów’s book on history of melancholy in Poland. It is written from a perspective of bioethicist and philosopher of medicine interested in psychiatry and endeavours both presentation of the project for an English speaking reader and critical evaluation of this exceptional book with focus on value for different potential readers.

Keywords: Mira Marcinów; melancholy; depression; history of psychiatry; Poland


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