Montréal, capitale mondiale de la psychiatrie

In June 1961, Montreal was, for a few days, the world capital of psychiatry. After Paris in 1950 and Zurich in 1957, it was indeed the metropolis of Quebec that had been chosen to host the Third World Congress of Psychiatry. From June 4 to 10, nearly 3,000 psychiatrists from 63 countries gathered at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel to attend more than 500 scientific communications and discuss the latest advances in this rapidly expanding medical specialty. A historic moment for Quebec psychiatry, which thus obtained international recognition, but also for world psychiatry, which seized this opportunity to unite by creating the World Psychiatric Association.

This content has been updated on 27 October 2022 at 11 h 38 min.