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The Resource Pathologist of the mind : Adolf Meyer and the origins of American psychiatry, S.D. Lamb

Pathologist of the mind : Adolf Meyer and the origins of American psychiatry, S.D. Lamb

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Pathologist of the mind : Adolf Meyer and the origins of American psychiatry
Title
Pathologist of the mind
Title remainder
Adolf Meyer and the origins of American psychiatry
Statement of responsibility
S.D. Lamb
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"During the first half of the twentieth century, Adolf Meyer was the most authoritative and influential psychiatrist in the United States. In 1908, when the Johns Hopkins Hospital established the first American university clinic devoted to psychiatry--still a nascent medical specialty at the time--Meyer was selected to oversee the enterprise. The Henry Phipps Psychiatric Clinic opened in 1913, and Meyer served as psychiatrist-in-chief at the hospital until 1941. In Pathologist of the Mind, S. D. Lamb explores how Meyer used his powerful position to establish psychiatry as a clinical science that operated like the other academic disciplines at the country's foremost medical school. In addition to successfully arguing for a scientific and biological approach to mental illness, Meyer held extraordinary sway over state policies regarding the certification of psychiatrists. He also trained hundreds of specialists who ultimately occupied leadership positions and made significant contributions in psychiatry, neurology, experimental psychology, social work, and public health. Although historians have long recognized Meyer's authority, his concepts and methods have never before received a systematic historical analysis. His convoluted theory of "psychobiology," along with his notoriously ineffective attempts to explain it in print, continue to baffle many clinicians. Pathologist of the Mind aims to rediscover Meyerian psychiatry by eavesdropping on Meyer's informal and private conversations with his patients and colleagues. Weaving together private correspondence and uniquely detailed case histories, Lamb examines Meyer's efforts to institute a clinical science of psychiatry in the United States--one that harmonized the expectations of scientific medicine with his concept of the person as a biological organism and mental illness as an adaptive failure. The first historian ever granted access to these exceptional medical records, Lamb offers a compelling new perspective on the integral but misunderstood legacy of Adolf Meyer." -- Publisher's description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lamb, S. D.
Dewey number
616.89
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC454.4
LC item number
.L35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Meyer, Adolf
  • Meyer, Adolf
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • United States
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatrie
  • MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General
  • USA
Label
Pathologist of the mind : Adolf Meyer and the origins of American psychiatry, S.D. Lamb
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pathology as method : Adolf Meyer's vision for a clinical science of psychiatry -- Mind as biology : Adolf Meyer's concept of psychobiology -- Unique soil in Baltimore : the Phipps Psychiatric Clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital -- The baptismal child of American psychiatry : the Meyerian case history -- A wonderful center for mental orthopedics : Adolf Meyer's therapeutic experiment -- Subconscious adaptation : psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in Meyerian psychiatry
Control code
1095807
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 299 pages
Isbn
9781421414843
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013048850
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781421414843
  • (OCoLC)865151497
Label
Pathologist of the mind : Adolf Meyer and the origins of American psychiatry, S.D. Lamb
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pathology as method : Adolf Meyer's vision for a clinical science of psychiatry -- Mind as biology : Adolf Meyer's concept of psychobiology -- Unique soil in Baltimore : the Phipps Psychiatric Clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital -- The baptismal child of American psychiatry : the Meyerian case history -- A wonderful center for mental orthopedics : Adolf Meyer's therapeutic experiment -- Subconscious adaptation : psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in Meyerian psychiatry
Control code
1095807
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 299 pages
Isbn
9781421414843
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013048850
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781421414843
  • (OCoLC)865151497

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