Compare And Contrast Pinel Rush And Dix

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Pinel, Rush, and Dix all made a tremendous impact on the treatment of the mentally ill in history. First, Pinel wrote persuasive articles stressing the importance for humane treatment of those who have mental disorders. As soon as he became a director of an asylum, he started to get rid of harsh treatment such as bloodletting, exorcism, and chaining of the patients. Instead he favored occupational therapy, baths, and purgatives. Additionally, Pinel separated patients based on their behavior. Secondly, Rush wrote a book called Medical Inquiries and Observations Upon the Diseases of the Mind. In this, he explained how people who have mental disturbances are treated like criminals. He encouraged humane treatment such as going on walks allowing

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