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Medard Boss

Medard Boss, Swiss psychiatrist. Member International Federation Psychotherapy (president 1958-1974, honorary president since 1974), Swiss Society Psychiatry, Indian Psychiatric Society, Royal College Great Britain, Psychiatric Association Latin American.

Background

  • Boss, Medard was born on October 4, 1903 in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Son of Medard and Clara (Schmid) Boss.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine University Zurich, 1928.

    Career

    • 1 stepdau., Cornelia. Resident, psychiatric clinic, University Zurich, 1928-1934. Director Sanatorium Schloss Knonau, 1934-1939.

      Professor psychotherapy University Zurich, 1940-1973. President Daseinanalytic Institute Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, Zollikon, Switzerland, since 1973. Visiting faculty member Psychiatric Clinic, Lucknow, India, 1956-1958, Harvard University, 1963, University Guyo, Mendoza, Argentina, 1965, Pontifica Universidade, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1978.

      Speaker conference on Heidegger, University California, Berkeley, 1989.

    Works

    • Author: Analysis of Dreams, 1958, A Psychiatrist Discovers India, 1965, Psychoanalysis and Daseinsanalysis, 1963, I Dreamt Last Night.., 1977, Existential Foundations of Medicine and Psychology, 1979, Martin Heidegger's Zollikon Seminars, 1986.

    Membership

    Member International Federation Psychotherapy (president 1958-1974, honorary president since 1974), Swiss Society Psychiatry, Indian Psychiatric Society, Royal College Great Britain, Psychiatric Association Latin American.

    Connections

    • Married Marian Linsmayer, March 1979. Children from previous marriage– Martin, Maya, Urs.
    • father: Medard Boss
    • mother: Clara (Schmid) Boss
    • spouse: Marian Linsmayer
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    Born October 4, 1903
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