Quotes by William Battie

About William Battie:

William Battie was an English physician who published in 1758 the first lengthy book on the treatment of mental illness, A Treatise on Madness, and by extending methods of treatment to the poor as well as the affluent, helped raise psychiatry to a respectable specialty. He was President of the Royal College of Physicians in 1764.

Author Bio

  • NameWilliam Battie
  • DescriptionBritish doctor
  • BornSeptember 1, 1703
  • DiedJune 13, 1776
  • CountryUnited Kingdom
  • ProfessionPsychiatrist
  • AwardsFellow Of The Royal Society