ISSN 2409-5834

The History of One Utopia: Why Did a Labor Refuge for the Mentally Ill Fail to Emerge at Yasnaya Polyana?

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Elena N. Bobkova, Boleslav L. Likhterman, Olga V. Teryoshkina


This article will examine the key stages in the establishment of psychiatric assistance in the provincial government of Tula. Major focus will be given to a project for organizing a labor refuge for the mentally ill at Yasnaya Polyana. The project was conceived by Nikolai Petrovich Kamenev (1857‒1936), senior doctor at the regional psychiatric hospital of Tula, whose life and work were dedicated to the development and improvement of psychiatric assistance for the people of Tula and its regional districts

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