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Emil Wilhelm Magnus Georg Kraepelin - bibliography

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German psychiatrist, born February 15, 1856, Neustrelitz, Mecklenburg; died October 7, 1926, Munich.


  • Über den Einfluss akuter Krankheiten auf die Entstehung von Geisteskrankheiten.
    Prize-winning paper at the Würzburg faculty while Kraeplein was still a student.
  • Compendium der Psychiatrie.
    1 volume. Leipzig, A. Abel, 1883.
    The later editions were called:
    Psychiatrie: Ein Lehrbuch fur Studierende und Ärtze.
    4th edition, 1893. 7th edition in 2 volumes, 1903/1904;
    8th edition in 4 volumes, 1908-1915;
    9th edition with Johannes Lange, 1927 (posthumous).
    Translated into English and Russian.
    The sixth edition is notable in that in it manic-depressive psychoses were first mentioned as such.
  • Die psychologische Versuche in der Psychiatrie.
    Psychol Arb, 1896, 1: 1-91.
  • Die psychiatrischen Aufgaben des Staates. Jena, 1900.
  • Einführung in die psychiatrische Klinik.
    Leipzig, J. A. Barth, 1901. Dritte, völlig umgearbeitete Auflage, Leipzig, 1916.
    4th edition, 1921. Translated into French and Russian.
  • Lectures on Clinical Psychiatry.
    Revised and edited by Thomas Johnstone. A facsimile of the 1904 edition.
  • Fragestellungen der klinischen Psychiatrie.
    Lecture on his views on schizophrenia. Munich, 1905.
  • Hundert Jahre Psychiatrie. Lecture, 1917.
    Expanded and published in Zeitschrift für die gesamte Neurologie und Psychiatrie, Berlin, 1918, 38: 161-275..
  • Dementia Praecox and Paraphrenia, Together with Manic-Depressive Insanity and Paranoia.
    Edited by George M. Robertson. Reprint. Originally published in 1919 by E. & S. Livingstone, Edinburgh. Accompanied by: “Notes from the editors”.
  • Die Erscheinungsformen des Irreseins.
    Zeitschrift für die gesamte Neurologie und Psychiatrie, Berlin, 1920.
  • Franz Nissl.
    Münchener medizinische Wochenschrift, 1919, 66: 1058-1060.
  • Sigbert Ganser.
    Münchener medizinische Wochenschrift, 1923, 70: 88-89.
  • E. Kraepelin – Lebenserinnerungen.
    Published by H. Hippius, G. Peters, D. Ploog; 1983.
    Kraepelin left handwritten memories, which were published with the consent of his dscendants.
  • La folie maniaque-dépressive 1913.
    Texte présenté par Jacques Postel. 1993.
    First French edition of a work published in Leipzig in 1913. Works on Emil Kraepelin, his time and work:
  • Oswald Bumke:
    Hoffnungen und Sorgen der klinischen Psychiatrie.
    Klinische Wochenschrift, Berlin, 1926, 5: 1905-1908.
    Emil Kraepelin zum Gedächtnis.
    In: Münchener Neueste Nachrichten., S. 1, October 10, 1926, No. 291.
  • Wilhelm Mayer-Gross:
    Emil Kraepelin zum 70. Geburtstag.
    Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift, Berlin, 1926, 52, 330. Emil Kraepelin.
    Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift, 1926, 52, 1955-1956.
  • Johannes Lange:
    Emil Kraepelin.
    Münchener medizinische Wochenschrift, 1926, 73: 1805-1806. Emil Kraepelin zu seinem 70. Geburtstage.
    Münchener medizinische Wochenschrift, 1926, 73: 288-290.
  • Hans Luxenburger:
    Johannes Lange.
    Münchener medizinische Wochenschrift, 1938, 85: 1481-1482.
We thank Rudolf Kleinert, Bad Reichenhall, Germany, for information submitted.

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