Unsung Pioneer in Mental Health to be Commemorated in an Event, at 7.30 pm on the 11th of June 2024

Tue Jun 11th
  19:30 to 21:30
 The Octagon, St Peter’s Church, St Albans AL1 3HG St Peter's Street AL1 3HG.
 Contact blueplaquesstalbans@gmail.com

More about: History, Mental Health


From Melancholy to Depressive Illness– The Treatment of Depression across the Centuries:

An event to commemorate and celebrate Dr Nathaniel Cotton

In the 18th century Nathaniel’s approach to mental health treatment emphasised kindness, understanding, and moral guidance rather than harsh disciplinary measures which were commonly used at the time. He advocated the humane treatment of mentally ill individuals and challenged the prevailing view that they were incurable. There will be a short introduction to Nathaniel Cotton and then a talk by the leading psychiatrist, Dr Florian Ruths at the Maudsley Hospital



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