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Ralph Rossen, American physician.


Rossen, Ralph was born on November 18, 1909 in Hibbing, Minnesota, United States. Son of Abraham and Libby (Litman) Rossen.


Graduate Hibbing Junior College, 1929. B. Medicine, University of Minnesota, 1933, Doctor of Medicine 1934.


Intern, University of Minnesota Hosps., Minneapolis, 1934-1935, fell in neuropsychiatry, 1935-1936. Clinical director, director research program St. Peter (Minnesota) Eastern State Hospital, 1936-1938. Director Electroencephalogram and Research Laboratory, Hastings Eastern State Hospital, 1938-1954, also superintendent, medical director 1938-1954.

Commissioner mental health State of Minnesota, 1950-1952. Director L.E. Phillips psychobiol. research Mount Sinai Hospital, Minneapolis, 1954-1974, also psychiatric consultant. Director L.E. Phillips Psychobiol. research North Memorial Hospital, Minneapolis, 1954-1974, director L.E. Phillips Clinical Electroencephalogram and Sleep and Dream Laboratory, 1959-1974, also psychiatric consultant.

Psychiatric consultant State Prison, Stillwater, Minnesota, 1940-1954, State Training School for Boys, Red Wing, Minnesota, 1940-1954, National Council State governments, 1949-1953, St. Mary’s Hospital, Minneapolis, Glenwood Hills Hospital, Minneapolis. Clinical professor neuropsychiatry University of Minnesota, until 1961.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to medical journals.


Member Minnesota Government's Advisory Committee on Mental Health, 1960-1962, Committee on Health, Welfare and Rehabilitation, 1966-1971, Blue Ribbon Committee on Mental Health, 1966. Served to Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1945. Diplomate American Board Psychiatry and Neurology.

Fellow American Psychiatric Association (life, certified psychiatric hospital administrator 1954, nat. examiner mental health adminstrs. 1965-1971), American Academy Neurology, American College Chest Physicians, American College Cardiology. Member of the American Medical Association, Hennepin County Medical Society, American Medical, Central Electroencephalogram associations, American Electroencephalogram Society, American Heart Association, American Epilepsy Society, Eastern Psychoanalytic Association, Minnesota Neurological Association, Minnesota Psychiatric assosiation, New York Academy Sciences.


Married Beatrice R. Cohen, July 28, 1934. Children: Arlene (Mistress.

Abraham Rossen

Libby (Litman) Rossen

Beatrice R. Cohen

Arlene (Mrs Rossen