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Martin Grotjahn

Martin Grotjahn, German medical writer, retired psychiatrist and analyst. Recipient Sigmund Freud award, Psychoanalytic Physicians, 1976. Member of Southern California Psychoanalytic Society (life), Southern California Psychiatric Association (life), American Psychiatric Association (life), American Psychoanalytic Association (life).

Background

  • Grotjahn, Martin was born on July 8, 1904 in Berlin. Arrived in United States, 1936, naturalized, 1942. Son of Alfred and Charlotte (Hartz) Grotjahn.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, Kaiser Friedrich University, Berlin, 1929.

    Career

    • Intern Hospital Reinikendaf, Berlin. Resident Charite Hospital, 1933—1936, Menninger Clinic, Topeka, 1936—1938, Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute. Head physician, department psychiatry & neurology Berlin University, 1933—1936.

      Member staff Chicago Institute Psychoanalysis, 1938—1946. Member faculty University Southern California, 1946—1986. Professor emeritus, training analyst emeritus.

      Practice psychiatry, Topeka, Chicago, Los Angeles. With Medical Corps, 1942-1946, Australia.

    Works

    • Beyond laughter
    • Grotjahn's study of humor and the subconscious is a book written for the "good reader," and remains today an acute and thorough (but intentionally unfunny) look at laughter and the mind.

    Membership

    Member of Southern California Psychoanalytic Society (life), Southern California Psychiatric Association (life), American Psychiatric Association (life), American Psychoanalytic Association (life).

    Connections

    • Married Etelka Gross, August 18, 1927. 1 child Michael.
    • father: Alfred Grotjahn
    • mother: Charlotte (Hartz) Grotjahn
    • spouse: Etelka Gross
    • child: Michael Grotjahn
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    Born July 8, 1904
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    • 1929
      Kaiser Friedrich University
    • 1933 - 1936
      resident, Charite Hospital
    • 1936 - 1938
      resident, Charite Hospital
      Topeka, Kansas, United States

    Award