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FUNDAMENTALS OF THE WERNICKE-KLEIST-LEONHARD TRADITION

Marcelo Cetkovich-Bakmas

To set a foundation for education in the history of neuropsychopharmacology, it was suggested to generate the necessary information for an understanding of the conceptual framework of the Wernicke-Kleist-Leonhard (WKL) tradition in psychiatry. It was also suggested to provide tentative clinical end-points, based on the “differentiated nosology” of the WKL tradition, for research in neuropsychopharmacology and molecular genetic research in psychiatry (Ban 2015).

The suggestion was adopted by INNH and this posting signals the launch of our Program that will generate vignettes on concepts introduced by Wernicke, Kleist, Leonhard and their followers for inclusion in INHN’ Dictionary; and biographies, profiles  and photos of its major representatives for inclusion in INHN’s respective projects. The Program will also generate essays that will open up Controversies related to the WKL tradition and essays that will help to place the contributions of the WKL tradition in a historical Perspective.

The Program will be introduced in three steps. In the first, all information on the WKL tradition currently on INHN’s website will be catalogued, collated and discussed. In the second, sample entries for the relevant INHN projects for the program will be prepared and posted. And in the third, a list of terms contributed by the WKL tradition will be assembled, and a vignette for each term will be generated and included in INHN’s Dictionary.

 

Reference

Ban TA. Towards education in the history of neuropsychopharmacology. Part 5.Fundamentals of the Wernicke Kleist-Leonhard tradition. INHN. Home..08.01.15

 

Marcelo Cetkovich-Bakmas
August 20, 2015