what was the Nancy school

Bob Large (BobLarge@compuserve.com)
Sat, 4 Apr 1998 18:20:01 -0500

>> Can anyone advise me what the Nancy school was? <<

100 years ago the Nancy School led by Bernheim advocated a psychological
explanation for the phenomena of hypnosis and the neuroses - this was
opposed to the neurological school of the Salpetriere in Paris led by
Charcot and Babinski who look a pathophysiological view. Pierre Janet a=
Sigmund Freud were influenced by both schools - although Janet is often
associated with the Nancy school and Freud with Charcot: a simplificatio=
of their contributions.

Cheers! Bob Large

Robert G Large
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Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Science
University of Auckland
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10:59 Sunday, April 05, 1998