Guislain, Joseph

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Guislain, Joseph Gender: M
born on 2 February 1797 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Gand, Belgium, 51n03, 3e43
Timezone LMT m3e43 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 13°58' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 12°17 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 10°11'

Joseph Guislain


Belgian physician and a pioneer in psychiatry, who published his Traité sur les phrénopathies in 1833, in which he proposed a new form of psychiatric classification. He argued that although mental illnesses could take many forms they were all derived from the same single disease process. This gave rise to the psychiatric doctrine of unitary psychosis which was highly influential in German psychiatry from the mid-nineteenth century. In his three-volume work Leçons orales sur les phrénopathies of 1852 he further expanded his vision on mental illness.

He died in Ghent on 1 April 1860, aged 63.

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Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.


  • Vocation : Healing Fields : Psychiatrist
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Medical)