Johan Schioldann: History of the Introduction of Lithium into Medicine and Psychiatry

Birth of modern psychopharmacology 1949




        The author cannot but agree with Neil Johnson when in the Prologue to his important, often quoted The History of Lithium Therapy (1984), he most eloquently wrote:

        The story of the introduction of lithium into [medicine and] psychiatry is a fascinating one, providing insights not only into the way in which new ideas originate and develop in biomedical science, but also into the social and historical forces which help to shape those ideas and to determine their acceptability.


March 24, 2022