A History of Psychiatry in Nigeria

  • Alexander Boroffka


In Nigeria different historical periods of psychiatry, traditional, transitional, modern, exist smultane-ously. Describing present conditions is almost identical with narrating “the long and doleful history of the insane of all countries, from its first recorded beginnings in the days of antiquity up to modern times” (Cunyngham Brown, 1938).


Mental Hospital National Archive Benin City Lunatic Asylum Traditional Medical Practitioner 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Boroffka
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  1. 1.Kiel 14Germany

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