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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

On-line version ISSN 2340-2733Print version ISSN 0211-5735


VILLASANTE, Olga. The journeys of "mental illness" from Provincial Hospital of Madrid during The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2010, vol.30, n.4, pp.613-635. ISSN 2340-2733.

The aim of the paper is to know the movements of psychiatric patients from the Provincial Hospital of Madrid to different psychiatric and no-psychiatric institutions during the Spanish civil war (1936-1939). The documental material referred to patients' movements was found in the Regional File of the Community of Madrid (XII-1936 a IX-1938). First, mental patients must travel long distances to the Mediterranean coast to Psychiatric institutions in Alicante, Murcia or Almeria. They also went to Psychiatric Institute of Alcalá de Henares or to Saelices (Cuenca), along 1937 and 1938. It was also necessary to use, enclosed religious institutions as Almagro's one and a real resort as The Isabela in Guadalajara.

Keywords : Spanish civil war; movements of psychiatric patients; Hospital Provincial de Madrid; Psiquiatric Institute Alcalá; balneario la Isabela.

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