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David Stafford-Clark studied at London University, which he graduated in 1939.
(What Freud Really Said offers the most lucid overview ava...)
What Freud Really Said offers the most lucid overview available of Sigmund Freud, his legacy, and his place in our world. As the person responsible for the birth of psychoanalysis and one of the sharpest clinical minds of the twentieth century, Freud continues to be one of the most influential thinkers of our time and one of the most controversial.
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David Stafford-Clark was educated at Felsted and Institute of Psychiatry, the University of London (now part of King's College London).
Following the completion of his medical studies at London University in 1939 he served as a member of the house staff at the university until the beginning of the Second World War during which he served in the RAF and published two volumes of war poetry. In 1941, he published his first book, a volume of poetry entitled Autumn Shadow, which was followed by Sounds in the Sky in 1944.
His time in charge of the station hospital at Bomber Command in Cambridgeshire proved influential to his later life as it enabled him to gain enough experience of psychiatry that he chose to specialize in the discipline at the close of the war. He trained at the Institute of Psychiatry, and at the Maudsley under Sir Aubrey Lewis. He also spent a year in the United States on a Nuffield Fellowship.
In 1950, he took up a post at Guy’s Hospital. In 1954, he was appointed Head of the department of psychological medicine and director of the York Clinic, posts he held until his retirement.
His public career was widely varied. He appeared on the Lifeline series of television programmes during the 1960s and gave expert testimony in several high-profile court cases including the case surrounding D. H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterly’s Lover. In addition to ‘Myth, Magic and Denial’ the 1977 - 78 Gifford lectures at the University of St Andrews he delivered the 1960 Robert Waley Cohen lectures entitled ‘Psychology of Prejudice: Christians and Jews’.
In 1952, he wrote his first book dedicated to his craft, Psychiatry Today, and subsequently published several others, including Mental Health for Red Cross Workers in 1958, What Freud Really Said in 1965, and his Soldier without a Rifle, a novel published in 1976. Due to health difficulties, he retired early in 1973 and died on 9 September 1999.
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Physical Characteristics: Stafford-Clark's wartime service included participation in the Porton Down experiments into the effects of poison gas which left him with permanent lung damage.
In 1941, David married Dorothy Stewart. He had a son, Max Stafford-Clark.