5th Congress of 'Società Freniatrica Italiana' memorial tablet (1886)

This marble tablet remembering the 5th Congress of the "Società Freniatrica Italiana", held in Siena in 1886, can be seen in the entrance hall of the Central building of the Old "Villaggio manicomiale di San Niccolò". Psychiatrist Paolo Funaioli, who was then Director of the institution, took advantage of the visibility given to him by the Congress to initiate new and important reforms for the asylum1.

  • Photo by Luca Borghi ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l#| (July 2012), courtesy of Francesca Vannozzi and Davide Orsini.

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