George Man Burrows

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George Man Burrows (1771 - 1846) was a physician.

Burrows was born at Chalk near Gravesend, educated at Kings ' School, Canterbury, and apprenticed to a surgeon - apothecary in Rochester.

He attended Guy's and St Thomas's Hospital medical school before settling in London.

In 1820s Burrows became the first person to combat at length the belief in the incurability of mental disorders. Burrows claimed that no less than 81 out of 100 of his patients were recovered.

In 1823 he founded The Retreat, a psychiatric establishment at Clapham in London.

He died in 1846.