Biographical Archive of Psychiatry

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Recently the Biographical Archive of Psychiatry went online. An initial compilation of 130 biographical entries in German featuring influential individuals from the history of psychiatry is now available. This online dictionary  was developed at the Hochschule Niederrhein. It features famous individuals from the world of science, on the other it also includes patients and members of their families.  So far, around 40 percent of the existing biographies have been translated into English.

There are plans to extend the archive in the future. “BIAPSY is open for suggestions and other contributions. The project is now off the ground and everyone who feels competent can submit a suitable biography. We will then review the texts and ensure that they meet certain quality standards, after which they will be made available online,” explains Brückner.”

Project management: Prof. Dr. Burkhart Brückner, Hochschule Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, email:

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