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Erich Lindemann, German psychiatrist.


Lindemann, Erich was born on May 2, 1900 in Witten, Germany. Son of Erich and Anna (Raeker) Lindemann.


Doctor of Philosophy, University Marburg and Giessen, Germany, 1922, Doctor of Medicine 1926.


Rotating intern U. Cologne Medical College, 1925. Resident physician department neurology U. Heidelberg, Germany, 1926-1927. Research associate psychiatry U. Iowa, 1927-1928, research associate experimental psychology, speech pathology, 1928-1929, instructor psychology, 1929-1931, assistant professor, 1931-1935.

Assistant physician U. Iowa Psychopathic Hospital, 1929-1935, psychiatrist outpatient department, 1932-1934. Rockefeller fellow psychiatry, physiology Harvard, 1935-1936, instructor psychiatry Harvard Medical School, 1937-1941, associate psychiatry, 1941-1948, professor psychiatry, 1954-1974, also instructor psychiatry, associate professor mental health Harvard School Public Health. Psychiatrist outpatient department Massachusetts General Hospital, 1935-1937, successively associate psychiatrist, physician charge psychological outpatient department, chief psychiatrist.

Now visiting professor Stanford University Medical Center. Visiting professor at U. Tübingen, Germany, summer 1966. Consultant psychiatrist Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.


Member expert panel mental health World Health Organization since 1957. Member Boston Psychoanalytic Society (president 1943-1946), American Psychiatric Association (chairman com preventive psychiatry 1952), Group for Advancement Psychiatry (Chairman of Commission preventive psychiatry 1950-1953), National Research Council, Boston Society Psychiatry and Neurology, Massachusetts Association Mental Health, Social Science.


Married Elizabeth Brainerd, September 30, 1939. Children: Jeffrey, Brenda.

Erich Lindemann

Anna (Raeker) Lindemann

Elizabeth Brainerd

Jeffrey Lindemann

Brenda Lindemann