Ten fun facts about Emil Kraepelin


Fact 1
Emil Kraeplin was born in Neustrelitz Germany in 1856.

Fact 2
He chose a career in psychiatry at the very young age of 18.

Fact 3
Kraepelin returned to the University of Leipzig in 1882. His major work, Compendium der Psychiatrie was first published in 1883.


Fact 4
He was made director of the Treatment and Nursing Institute in Dresden in 1885 and was named professor of Psychiatry at the University of Dorpat at the age of 30 in 1886.

Fact 5
Kraepelin received his M.D in 1878. He went to work with Bernhard von Gudden at the University of Munich where he completed his thesis, “The Place of Psychology in Psychiatry.”

Fact 6
In 1908 he was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Fact 7
Kraepelin became head of the department at the University of Heidelberg in 1890 and remained there till 1904.

Fact 8
In 1912, a center for research at the request of the German Society of Psychiatry was established and it was founded in 1917.

Fact 9
A new dedicated building for the institute was officially opened in 1928 along Kraepelin’s guidelines with the help of a generous donation made by the Rockefeller Foundation.

Fact 10
He retired from teaching at the age of 66. The last edition of Emil Kraepelin’s Textbook of Psychiatry was made public in 1927, roughly one after his death in 1926.


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Was a German psychiatrist who is widely considered to be the funder of modern psychiatry and psychopharmacology.

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