The Memoirs of Emil Kraepelin

  • P. Hoff
  • H. Hippius


On the occasion of the publication of Emil Kraepelin’s memoirs about 57 years after his death, we would like to make some remarks on the development of this book. In addition we would like to point out how this autobiographical text can help to understand the personality and the work of Kraepelin in a better way.


Mental Illness Experimental Psychology Pathological Anatomy Scientific Biography Speculative Psychology 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Hoff
    • 1
  • H. Hippius
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychiatric HospitalUniversity of MunichMunich 2Germany

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