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Robert Sidney Schwab, American physician.


Schwab, Robert Sidney was born on October 6, 1903 in St. Louis. Son of Sidney Isaac and Helen Dorothy (Stix) Schwab.


Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1926, Doctor of Medicine 1931. Bachelor of Arts, St. Johns College, Cambridge, 1928, Master of Arts Physiology, honors part II, Tripos, 1929.


May 1971); married second, Joan Sheahan, October 15, 1971. Intern medicine and neurology Boston City Hospital, 1931-1934. Resident neurology Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 1935, established electroencephalographic laboratory, director, neurologist, 1937-1972.

Resident psychiatry Boston Psychopathic Hospital, 1936. Associate professor neurology Harvard Medical School, now professor emeritus. Consultant neurologist Cape Cod Hospital, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Metropolitan Eastern State Hospital, Branch Office Veterans Bureau. United States Naval Hospital, Chelsea, Massachusetts.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Electroencephalography in General Practice, 1951. Editor: Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member medical advisory board Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. Served to commander United States Navy, 1941-1946. Diplomate American Board Neurology and Psychiatry.

Fellow American Academy Neurology. Member American Neurological Association (Vice-President), American Psychological Association, Eastern Association Electroencephalographers (president 1946), American (secretary 1947-1949, president 1950-1951), British, French Italian electroencephalographic societies, Boston Society Neurology and Psychiatry, Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease, International Federation Electroencephalographic Socs. (vice president), Ergonomics Research Society England.

Clubs: Cambridge Cruising (England).


Married Dorothy Smith Miller, August 26, 1932 (deceased.; married second, Joan Sheahan, October 15, 1971.

Sidney Isaac Schwab

Helen Dorothy (Stix) Schwab

Dorothy Smith Miller

Joan Sheahan