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The History of Mental Hospitals in Nigeria

  • Alexander Boroffka
  • Wichern Haus

Abstract

Twentytwo years ago, at the First Panafrican Psychiatric Conference in Abeokuta/Nigeria, E. L. Margetts considered as very urgent the “research into the historical development of psychiatry in the emerging African nations... because many of the early records may be lost.” I am grateful to him for giving me the opportunity at this Symposium to report on the history of mental hospitals in Nigeria.

Keywords

Mental Hospital National Archive Mental Patient Lunatic Asylum Mental Case 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Boroffka
    • 1
  • Wichern Haus
    • 1
  1. 1.Kiel 14Germany

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