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Medard Boss

psychiatrist

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