Posts tagged: mental health

October 24: The Crackers and the Trick Cyclists: The Treatment of Mental Disorder in Royal Air Force Flying During the Second World War

By , September 25, 2013

The Supermarine Spitfire, 1938
From the Air Ministry Second World War Official Collection, Imperial War Museums.

Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education, McLean Hospital and the Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, present:


The Crackers and the Trick Cyclists:  The Treatment of Mental Disorder in Royal Air Force Flying During the Second World War

Lynsey Shaw, B.A. (Hons.), M.Sc.: D. Phil. Candidate in the History of Medicine, The Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford

October 24, 2013, 4:00 P.M.—5:30 P.M.
Ballard Room, fifth floor, Countway Library of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

The Colloquium on the History of Psychiatry and Medicine offers an opportunity to clinicians, researchers, and historians interested in a historical perspective on their fields to discuss informally historical studies in progress.

For further information contact David G. Satin, M.D., Colloquium Director,
phone/fax 617-332-0032, e-mail:


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New online oral history: Malkah Notman, M.D.

By , March 7, 2013

Watch the Malkah Notman oral history »

Malkah T. Notman is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, a Psychiatrist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (formerly Beth Israel Hospital), and faculty of the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute. She has served as a Training and Supervising Analyst and as the Chair of the Education Committee and President of the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute and Society. She has also been President of the American College of Psychoanalysts and Councilor-at-Large of the American Psychoanalytic Association as well as a past-president of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry. Notman’s research interests focus on adult development, including the development and psychological functioning of women, in particular reproductive-psychological issues and the psychological aspects of new reproductive technologies. She is known for her many publications such as the three volume opus, The Woman Patient, co-edited by longtime collaborator Carol Nadelson, with whom she also edited Physician Sexual Misconduct.

In her oral history Dr. Notman discusses the importance of her relationships with mentors, including leaders such as Grete Bibring as well as peers; navigating her career path; taking risks; handling work-life balance; and her research, including a longitudinal study of the mental health of women who had undergone abortions, among other topics.

The Archives for Women in Medicine has launched a new and improved online portal for oral histories which utilizes the Center’s new digital collections site, OnView. This new portal allows you to watch the videos right in your web browser by simply clicking “play,” rather than having to download the videos to your computer as with our previous system. We hope you’ll explore and enjoy the new online Women in Medicine Oral Histories.

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