Almas delirantes (1925) por luís Cebola: a poética da psique humana e o médico como mediador entre o universo da doença mental e a sociedade

Translated title of the contribution: Almas delirantes (1925) by luís Cebola: The poetics of the human psyche and the physician as mediator between the universe of mental illness and society

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Abstract

Lúis Cebola’s 1925 work Almas delirantes [Delusional Souls] presented various psychopathologies through metaphorical and lyrical portraits rather than from a medical/ scientific point of view, showing that he perceived his patients as more than objects of scientific study in a process of identification, empathy, and compassion. Cebola defined psychopathological states according to contrast with normality, but stressed that these diseases could arise in any individual, and the book simultaneously acted as a warning to readers. The text also publicized the Museum of Madness [Museu da Loucura], which he created at the Casa de Saúde do Telhal, and the art produced by his patients, positioning himself as a messenger between the closed universe of the psychiatric hospital and Portuguese society.

Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)143-161
Number of pages19
JournalHistoria, Ciencias, Saude - Manguinhos
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Casa de Saúde do Telhal
  • Luís Cebola (1876-1967)
  • Mental health
  • Museu da Loucura
  • Psychiatry

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