Les sources américaines de la formation psychiatrique à l’Université de Montréal. À propos d’une enquête inédite de Camille Laurin sur l’enseignement de la psychiatrie aux États-Unis (1962-1964)

If Quebec Francophone psychiatry has for a long time found its inspiration in French theories and practices, it is in the US that Camille Laurin, then director of the Department of Psychiatry at the Université de Montréal, conducted researches, during the 1960’s, in order to reform his training program. That is what a recently discovered archival document, found in the collection of this university administration, reveals. This unpublished document, including the results of an inquiry conducted by the psychiatrist in 1962-1963 with his American counterparts, shows the importance of the US model in the assertion of French-speaking psychiatry in Montreal, especially in the creation of the first fully francophone training program of the entire province. It reminds us that, in the middle of the Quiet Revolution, francophone psychiatrists in Quebec still lived, and even in a new way, their American moment.

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