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Psychiatrist , psychoanalyst.

Maxwell Gitelson, Russian psychiatrist, psychoanalyst.


Gitelson, Maxwell was born on March 6, 1902 in Vitebsk, Russia. Son of Albert and Sonia (Gertskin) Gitelson.


Brought to the United States, 1907, naturalized, 1919. Bachelor of Science, New York State College Forestry, Syracuse University, 1925, Doctor of Medicine College Medicine, 1930.


1 son, Derek. House physician General Hospital, Syracuse, New York, 1930-1931. Intern New York State Psychiatric Inst and Hospital, New York City, 1931-1932. Fellow psychiatry Institute Juvenile Research, 1932-1933, psychiatrist, 1933-1936, chief staff, 1936-1939, advising committee, 1941-1943.

Fellow psychiatry Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, 1932-1933, director psychiatric services, 1939-1946, attending psychiatrist. 1946-1952. senior attending psychiatrist, since 1952. Staff Chicago Institute Psychoanalysis, since 1959.

Sloan visiting professor Menninger School Psychiatry, 1961. President Center Advanced Psychoanalytic Studies, since 1962. Psychiatrist div. criminology Illinois, 1933-1936.

Advisory committee Department Public Welfare, 1941-1943, advising committee mental hygiene Illinois branch Public Welfare Commissioners, 1943-1944. Assistant professor criminology, College Medicine University of Illinois, 1936-1942. Research associate Institute Psychoanalysis, 1936-1940.

Lecturer psychiatry University of Chicago School Social Service Administration, 1943-1946. Advising committee Municipal Court, Chicago, 1950-1955. President Psychoanalytic Assistance Fund, Inc., since 1957.

Director Freud Archives, Inc., since 1956. Member steering committee Survey Psychoanalytic Education, 1955-1960. Diplomate American Board Psychiatry and Neurology.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor papers and critical reviews various publications Chairman editorial board Journal American Psychoanalytic Association, 1952-1961.


Member steering committee Survey Psychoanalytic Education, 1955-1960. Diplomate American Board Psychiatry and Neurology. Fellow American Psychiatric Association, American Orthopsychiat.

Association, Institute Medicine Chicago. Member American Psychoanalytic Association (chairman board professional standards 1953-1955, president 1955-1956). International Psychoanalytic Association (honorary treasurer 1951-1957. president since 1961), Chicago Psychoanalytic Society (president 1959-1960), American Academy Child Psychiatry (charter.


Married Frances Hannett, August 29, 1936.

Albert Gitelson

Sonia (Gertskin) Gitelson

Frances Hannett