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Presenting a vivid historical account of the contributions that black psychiatrists have made to American psychiatry, this work documents the growth and influence of the group in tandem with the advancement of the field as a whole. It provides us with an appreciation for what the pioneers accomplished and the hurdles they overcame. Spurlock and the book's many distinguished contributors provide an overview of the history spanning generations and various areas of psychiatry. It covers: * The early and contemporary pioneers and their contributions to modern psychiatry* Surveys of black psychiatrists in academia, child psychiatry, psychiatric research, forensic psychiatry, and psychoanalysis, which provide an enlightening view of their experiences* Personal reflections from some of the pioneers, which allow the reader to step into their shoes and experience how they lived* Barriers and coping mechanisms of black psychiatrists* Current mental health issues affecting African Americans A useful work for psychiatry students or residents and for anyone interested in the history of American psychiatry.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780890424117
ISBN-10: 089042411X
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: American Psychiatric Press Inc.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1999
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Jeanne Spurlock

Jeanne Spurlock, M.D., has held numerous positions including Director of the Children's Psychosomatic Unit at the University of Illinois; Chief of Child Psychiatry at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago; Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Meharry Medical College; and the Deputy Medical Director and Director of the Office of Minority National Affairs for the American Psychiatric Association. She has received several awards, including the honorary degree of Doctor of Science Award from Spelman College; the APA Solomon Carter Fuller, McGavin and Presidential Commendation Awards; the Institute of the Pennsylvania Award in memory of Edward A. Strecker, M.D.; and the Guardian for Children Award from the National Black Child Development Institute. Dr. Spurlock has also served as coeditor and coauthor of more than 33 publications.

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