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April 1932

EMIL KRAEPELIN, THE MAN AND HIS WORK

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;27(4):761-775. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02230160002001
Abstract

Memorials to the lives and deeds of men are carved in stone and cast in bronze. These are permanent reminders of those who have rendered service valued by their fellow men. There is a different sort of monument with an endurance of another kind. Its greatness does not lie in its finished perfection as an imposing testimonial merely of what has been accomplished, but it has a functional greatness in that while it commemorates it also vitally links past achievement with future opportunity. Not only does it stand as a fixed record, but it likewise submits to changing needs and permits of adaptation to altering demands. Such are the memorials that perpetuate the life and work of Emil Kraepelin.

At once there comes to mind the most conspicuous of these, in its essential character representing consecration and continuous adaptation to the evolution of psychiatric knowledge and practice: the German Institute

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